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November 04, 2014 7:22 PM | Gwin Coleman (Administrator)

Safeguarding Cultural Properties - Security for Museums, Libraries, Parks, and Zoos

Written by Stevan P. Layne,
Principal and CEO of Layne Consultants International; founding director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection

ISBN: 978-0-12-420112-5
PUB DATE: April 25, 2014
LIST PRICE: $34.95


  • The only how-to manual written specifically for security managers of museums, libraries, zoos, and other public and private historic sites
  • Suitable for both large and small cultural institutions, and covers topics such as personnel security, fire protection, physical security, emergency response, theft protection, and more
  • Provides actionable, cost-effective solutions for institutions with limited security budgets and resources
  • Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more than 350 cultural and public institutions around the world.
  • Designed especially for those with limited security budgets, the book provides a proven and effective program for hiring the right security personnel, selecting the appropriate electronic security systems, and coordinating critical emergency response, along with all the other security issues unique to the needs of a cultural institution. For individuals responsible for the protection of the people, assets, and collections, Safeguarding Cultural Properties saves time and money by providing the essential resources needed for creating a short- and long-term protection plan.


Chapter 1: Emergency Preparedness
Chapter 2: Security Officer Code of Conduct
Chapter 3: Personnel Security
Chapter 4: Legal Rights and Restrictions
Chapter 5: Physical Security
Chapter 6: Fire Protection
Chapter 7: Customer Service and Visitor Relations
Chapter 8: Emergency Evacuations
Chapter 9: Theft Prevention
Chapter 10: Documentation
Chapter 11: Protecting Valuable Collections
Chapter 12: Protecting Rare Book Collections
Chapter 13: Unruly Patrons and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 14: Use of Force
Chapter 15: Workplace Violence Prevention
Chapter 16: Retail Theft Prevention and Apprehension
Chapter 17: Special Events Protection


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