Here you can find further resources to help with the Spectrum procedure Insurance and indemnity. For the procedure itself follow this link.

Practical collections care: a syllabus

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This syllabus provides a framework for designing a practical course in the care of museum collections. It describes the activities which form the basis of curatorial knowledge and expertise in collections care and encourages a pragmatic approach. It can be used by anyone designing collections care courses for entry level learners.

Security specification for glass and frames

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of glass and frames. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Security specification for solid core doors

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of solid core doors. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Security specification for padlocks

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This resource outlines the minimum standard for the specification of padlocks. This standard is usually required for museums under the Government Indemnity Scheme, but is a useful guideline for all museums when managing risks to their collections.

Government Indemnity Scheme

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The GIS allows the public access to objects within the UK which might not otherwise be available, by providing borrowers with an alternative to the considerable cost of commercial insurance. It means that a museum, gallery, archive or library can arrange to borrow objects from non-national institutions and private lenders and in the event of loss or damage, compensation will be paid to the owner by the Government.