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Safeguarding Cultural Properties by Stevan P. Layne

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Chapter 17

Special Events Protection

Abstract

A primary source of revenues for many institutions is through special events and renting of facilities for after-hours events. Each of these present special challenges in protection, including the vulnerability of collections during times when large crowds are present and some security practices are either disregarded or lessened. This chapter emphasizes the importance of advance coordination between security management and facility staff, working especially with the events coordinator. A checklist for working with the events coordinator is included. Requiring contractors to provide evidence of the performance of criminal histories is definitely restrictive, but very helpful in keeping undesirable elements ...

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