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Case study: theft of 18 high value objects from Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

These resources from Cambridge University and BBC News discuss the theft of 18 high value objects from Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, stolen on 13 April 2012 in closed hours. A previous visit to the museum during open hours by thieves was captured on CCTV and the intruder alarm was deliberately activated prior to the break in to test response times.

This case study is relevant to Accreditation requirement 2.8 Expert assessment of security arrangements: ‘The museum must obtain expert security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier if needed. It must plan to act on the advice over time.’

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Date created: 2012

Author: Cambridge University, BBC News

Publisher: Cambridge University, BBC News