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Online course on museum security

From: Helen Alten <helen>
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2006
Northern States Conservation Center is pleased to announce a new
course on museum security:

MS 107:
Introduction to Security: Protecting Museums, Collections Staff and
    Visitors (New Course)

Instructor: Stevan P. Layne
Available twice in 2007:
February 5 through March 2, 2007 and
September 3 through September 28, 2007

Cost: $425
Location: <URL:>

Description: Security must be a priority for every museum,
regardless of size. Introduction to Security teaches basic,
practical approaches to protecting against threats such as theft,
vandalism, violent acts, natural disasters, fire and environmental
hazards. Topics include selecting security systems, determining
security needs and how to build affordable security systems.
Screening, hiring, firing, workplace violence, policies and
procedures and emergency management planning are covered as well.

Logistics: Participants in Introduction to Security work at their
own pace through sections and interact through online chats.
Instructor Steve Layne is available at scheduled times during the
course for email support. Introduction to Security includes online
literature, slide lectures and student-teacher/group-teacher dialog.
The course is limited to 20 participants.

Introduction to Security runs four weeks. Sign up at
<URL:> and pay for the course at
<URL:>. If you have
trouble completing an on-line order, please contact Helen Alten at
helen [at] collectioncare__org or Eric Swanson at eric [at] collectioncare__org

The Instructor: Stevan P. Layne is the principal consultant and
chief executive of Layne Consultants International, a leading
provider of cultural property protection advice. Steve is a former
police chief, public safety director and museum security director.
He is the author of the Cultural Property Protection Manual, and the
Business Survival Guide. Steve regularly presents to professional
associations and has consulted with more than 400 museums and other
institutions. Steve is the founding director of the International
Foundation for Cultural Property Protection and responsible for the
professional training and certification of more than 1,000 museum

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