02/26/2014 - When an asset is priceless and on display to the public, how can you balance protection and accessibility? Experts from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam weigh in on the question.
10/25/2013 - While the focus of this book is cultural property protection, the author uses a “paint by numbers” method that allows the reader to use the asset protection process in most, if not all, other areas requiring security.
06/30/2011 - Thanks to Hollywood, art thieves are imagined as suave playboys in dapper suits who drive sports cars on beachside roads by day and dance through motion detecting lasers in all black attire by night. The picture of a sophisticated thief who steals for the challenge of it or for a wealthy collector is mostly fiction, according to experts.
06/12/2009 - The union of Stephen Tyrone Johns—the security guard allegedly murdered by white supremacist, James W. von Brunn—had lobbied Wackenhut Services Inc. for bulletproof vests for security guards at the Holocaust Museum, reports Fox News.
12/10/2007 - Honesty isn't always the best policy, say museum security professionals exchanging ideas via a peer group electronic forum. Sometimes a white lie can work wonders. That's the case when it comes to the challenge of keeping curious or careless--and sometimes crazy--visitors from damaging the art.