Date(s) - 25/04/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Art of Securing the Priceless
Museum security is an art form in itself. The art of museum security is no less profound than some of the priceless objects on display. To make works of art difficult to steal or damage – whilst at the same time allowing a connection between the object and the viewer requires generous amounts of planning, technology and a little ingenuity.
William Brown, National Security Advisor, Arts Council England
Vernon Rapley, Director of Security, Victoria & Albert Museum
Vanessa Travelyan, Museums Consultant and Advisor and previously Head of Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service,
Suitable for museums of all sizes, this wide-ranging seminar will cover many live issues in museum security and the impact of the recently published Code of Ethics for Museums.
10.15am Coffee and Registration
10.25 am Welcome : Ruth Burwood, SHARE and Linda Brooklyn, Fitzwilliam Museum
10.30 am The reason we have Security. William Brown, National Security Advisor, Arts Council England
11.15 am Comfort Break
11.20 am Government Indemnity Scheme (GIS) Aspirations at all museums and the required conditions. William Brown, National Security Advisor, Arts Council England
12.45 -1.30pm The newly launched Code of Ethics for Museums a practical session with Vanessa Travelyan, Museums Consultant and Advisor
1.30pm Protest, demonstration and terrorism (including Intelligence sharing) Vernon Rapley Director of Security, Victoria & Albert Museum
2.30pm Speaker Panel and plenary session
Bookings are closed for this event.