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Online course on museum security

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Monday, June 10, 2013
MS 107: Introduction to Museum Security
Instructor: Stephan Layne
July 1-26, 2013
Location: Online at

Description: World events continually remind us just how important
security is. The FBI and Interpol databases record thefts from small
rural museums and world renowned art collections. The prevalence of
collections lost to theft is brought home to us with regular
sensational newspaper stories. And then there are the internal
thefts, fires, and collection vandalism that also result in loss.
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. To learn more about the
course, please go to
<URL:> If
you have trouble please contact Helen Alten

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 professionals.

For more information visit his web site Layne Consultants International
Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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