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Managing Risk

Security

This section contains comprehensive information prepared by MLA's Museum Security Adviser that will help museum, library and archive staff protect the collections in their care. The information is based on the experience of the National Museums Security Unit that was established in the early 1980s to respond to the increased risk of theft from museums and art galleries.

Security Factsheets

Insurance for Museums

This publication explains why museums and similar heritage bodies should take out insurance cover and describes the range of cover available. It provides an introduction to how the insurance industry is organised and operates, and the role of specialist brokers and underwriters.

Insurance for Museums PDF 390KBformat: pdf v.1.4
Insurance for Museums Word 218KB format: doc

Emergency Preparedness

Additional guidance is provided - intended as a pointer to useful websites and resources from the UK and internationally on emergency preparedness and response. It is not a comprehensive guide but a resource that might help develop a disaster plan and procedures to enable rapid business recovery following incidents such as flooding or a fire.

Emergency Preparedness & Response Resources

Theft & Emergency Incident Monitoring

MLA also monitors thefts and other emergency incidents, and the forms are available online to report such events. This is a voluntary scheme but reporting incidents to a central body has proved extremely useful in identifying patterns of thefts so that regional alerts can be issued. Similarly, records of other incidents are helping to highlight the importance of building maintenance, especially roofs and rainwater goods in protecting collections from the elements.

Theft Monitoring
Crime File Form (Word 200KB)format: doc
Incident Report Form (Word 200KB)format: doc



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