The Art of Museum Protection

Zalud, Bill
June 2005
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jun2005, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p18
Trade Publication
This article discusses issues related to the security of museums. Museum security executives must guard collections of art worth, often. multimillions of dollars while encouraging the public to visit and come within touching distance of painting, sculptures and other artwork. The common overall strategy is to seek a balance among security officers on premises; museum security and access policies; and the use and implementation of electronic security systems. Electronic security from burglar alarms and card access control of security video and specialty asset tracking gear play a growingly important role, too.


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