C-6 Know the security requirements for objects in your Federal museum collections

While government-wide ethical standards require Federal employees to care for all Federal property, some items in Federal collections require special attention.

Items with high monetary value may be especially vulnerable to theft. The same is true of items highly valued by collectors for their rarity.

Rare scientific specimens and historical items with unique associations also require special attention to prevent loss or damage.

"Upgrading to stay ahead (US museum thefts)"

Steven R. Keller and Associates, Inc

Suggested guidelines for museum security

International Committee for Museum Security

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Abstract on Scientific Smuggling, Opportunities for Federally Associated Collection, 1998

Museum Property Handbook

Chapter 11- Museum Property Security and Fire Protection"

National Park Service (NPS)

Fire Protection and Security (National Park Service)

Conserve O Gram

"Checklist For Planning The Shipment Of Museum Objects"