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Case study: theft of rhino horn from Ipswich Museum

These articles from The Telegraph and BBC News discuss the theft of a rhino horn from Ipswich Museum on 28 July 2011 in closed hours. The thieves forced entry through a back door, set off the intruder alarm and wrenched the horn off the rhino on open display in around 5 minutes.

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.’

Clicking the links on this page will open these resources to view on the Telegraph and BBC News websites.

Date created: 2011

Author: The Telegraph, BBC News

Publisher: The Telegraph, BBC News