AAM and the Cultural Properties Council of ASIS International have recently published Suggested Practices for Museum Collections Space Security. Learn more about the content of this document, how it was developed and how it may be applied to other high-value security storage requirements. Additionally, the Smithsonian Institution has completed a national benchmarking survey of the security organizations of cultural properties. The survey involved approximately 60 different museums, interviews with security professionals and consultants, and an extensive literature review. The survey’s intent was to gather data on trends and commonalities of security organizational structures, pay, training, weapons requirements, customer service requirements, uniform requirements, resource strategies (proprietary, contract or hybrid staffing models) and other criteria against which cultural property security organizations can benchmark.


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