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Museum Security = La Sécurité dans les musées
Robert G. Tillotson ; ed. by Diana D. Menkes ; translated by Marthe de Moltke. - Paris : International Council of Museums, 1977. - 244 p., ill., bibl., index
La seguridad en los museos
Robert G. Tillotson ; ed. by Diana D. Menkes ; transl. by Andrés Carretero ; ICMS. - Madrid : Ministerio de Cultura ; París : Consejo Internacional de Museos (ICOM), [1980]. - 198 p., ill., bibl. - (Translation of/Traduction de : Museum Security = La sécurité dans les musées, 1977) ISBN 84-7483-136-9
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Museum Security Survey = Aide-mémoire pour la sécurité dans les musées
by the International Committee on Museum Security, Based on the Document by George H.H. Schröder ; ed. by Diana Menkes ; transl. by Marthe de Moltke. - Paris : ICOM, 1981. - 116 p., bibl. ISBN 0-88202-197-4
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Museum Security and Protection: A Handbook for Cultural Heritage Institutions
ICOM and the International Committee on Museum Security ; ed. by David Liston. - London, New York : ICOM in conjunction with Routledge, 1993. - xiii, 319 p., index. - (The Heritage: Care, Preservation, Management) ISBN 0-415-05457-5 (hb) ; 0-415-07509-2 (pbk)
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Abstract:
The handbook provides an international standard text for basic security procedures. The text has been fully revised, enlarged and updated since the publication in 1986 of A Manual of Basic Museum Security. The manual covers general principles of security: basic protection services; building protection services; prevention of theft and burglary; security personnel; training; collections management and transport; disaster planning; fire and environmental hazards; checklist of security procedures. It is designed to operate in all conditions and sizes of museum. It stresses that good basic principles are the key to effective protection from hazard.

Manuale per la sicurezza nei musei
a cura di David Liston ; edizione italiana a cura di Carlo Teruzzi. - Milano : ETAS, 2003. - XXIV, 331 p. - (Coll. Teoria e pratica del museo). - ISBN 88-453-1190-2.
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http://etaslab.corriere.it/Catalogo/8845311902.jhtml
EtasLab, RCS Libri Spa Via Mecenate 91 20138 Milano, Italy.
Email etaslab@rcs.it Price 39 Euros
Abstract:
Le Comité national italien de l'ICOM conscient de la nécessité pour les responsables des musées italiens de disposer d'un manuel aussi complet que possible dans le domaine de la sécurité des collections a encouragé la publication et la traduction en italien du manuel, coordonné par David Liston et publié en anglais en 1993 par l'ICMS chez Routledge. Cet ouvrage constitue un guide complet pour résoudre les problèmes liés à la sécurité tant sur le plan pratique que sur le plan théorique et quelles que soient la dimension et la typologie des musées considérés. Les situations évoquées dans l'ouvrage original ne sont pas toujours applicables à la situation italienne. C'est pourquoi il a paru utile d'ajouter une introduction rédigée par le responsable de l'édition italienne, Carlo Teruzzi, spécialiste dans le domaine de la sécurité et notamment dans celui de la sécurité des musées. Il explique donc les choix de traduction ou dans certains cas, d'adaptation pour se conformer à la situation italienne.
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ICOM-Italy felt the necessity to provide Italian museum professionals with a handbook covering museum security principles. Therefore the Italian National Committee of ICOM encouraged the publication of a translation into Italian of the ICMS handbook edited by David Liston and published in English in 1993 by Routledge. This book is a useful guide to help resolve museum security problems on the practical level as well as on a theoretical level. It is an essential tool for museum professionals whatever size and type of their museums. Carlo Teruzzi, editor of the Italian version, is a specialist in security problems and over the last years he worked a lot in the museum sector. In some cases he adapted the text to the Italian situation which may differ from the situations described in the original version.

Bedrohte Museen: Naturkatastrophen-Diebstahl-Terror
Internationales Symposium der ICOM-Nationalkomitees von Österreich, Deutschland, Schweiz Hrsg. ICOM-Österreich, Wien 2004 ISBN 3-9501882-0-7 (138 Seiten) .
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ICOM-Österreich Mag Armine Wehdorn Director Geldmuseum der Österreischischen National Bank Otto-Wagner-Platz 3 1090 Wien Austria
Tel. +43 1 404 206 631 Fax +43 1 404 206 695
Email armine.wehdorn@oenb.co.at

Sicherheit und Katastrophenschutz im Museum.
Tagungsband zum Seminar am 21. und 22. Oktober 2002 im Diözesanmuseum Graz Heimo Kaindl (ed.) ; ICOM-Österreich ; Diözesanmuseum Graz. - Graz : Diözesanmuseum Graz, 2003. - 51 p., ill. Incl. list of participants. - ISBN 3-901810-12-9. (German).
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Diözesanmuseum Graz Mariahilferplatz 3 A-8020 Graz, Austria Tel. (+43) 316 713 994 -Fax (+43) 316 710 224
Email dioezesanmuseum@graz-seckau.at Price : 10 EUR (+ postal charges)
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In August and September 2002, devastating floods struck Central Europe (Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic), and other recent disasters also indicate the topicality of the theme of Museum Security and Disaster Preparedness. The papers delivered review the types of disasters threatening cultural heritage, whether natural (fire, floods, earthquakes, etc.) or man-made (theft, looting, vandalism, war, terrorism).

Vocabulary of Museum Security Terms
Edited by Günter S. Hilbert on behalf of Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Institut für Museumskunde and ICOM International Committee on Museum Security. Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz, 2000. 284 p. (Materialien aus dem Institut für Museumskunde Sonderheft, 1). (Plurilingual: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian). ISSN 0931-7961.
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Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preussischer Kulturbesitz Institut für Museumskunde In der Halde 1 D-14195 Berlin Germany Tel. +49 30 8301 460. Fax +49 30 8301 504 Email: ifm@smb.spk-berlin.de (Free of Charge)

Proceedings of the International Congress "Catastrophes and Catastrophe Management in Museums", Sarajevo, 17-21 April 2001=Zbornik radova sa medunarodnog kongresa "Katastrofe i zastita od katastrofa u muzejima", Sarajevo, 17.-21. april/travanj 2001
ed. by Sylvia Mader. Sarajevo, Zemaljski muzej Bosne i Hercegovine; Innsbruck; Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, 2004. 289 p. ISBN 9958-502-00.3 (ZM BiH); 3-900083-07-X (TLF).
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Sandra Neumaier, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Museumstrasse 15, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria. Tel +43 512 59489-102 Fax +43 512 59489-109
Email: s.neumaier@tiroler-landesmuseum.at Price: 20 EUR
http://www.tiroler-landesmuseum.at/index.html
Abstract:
In April 2001 an international congress on "Catastrophes and Catastrophe Management in Museums" was held in Sarajevo, where the damages of war were still present. The papers are written either in English, Bosnian or German, but in any case the abstract was translated into all three languages.
Although most reports concentrate on the events and damages during war, many of these contributions can also be regarded as a cry for help to the international museums community. The other papers give guidelines how to cope with disasters such as earth quakes, floods and fire, and how to rescue and restore the affected museums collections. It soon becomes evident, that a "golden rule" of catastrophe management cannot be presented. An individual emergency plan has to be developed for each museum giving account to the specific nature of both building and collection. The papers in this volume provide significant aid in fulfilling this task. And they remind you that it does not take a river to produce a flood: A broken water pipe can have quite the same effects!

Comité international pour la sécurité dans les musées = International Committee for Museum Security
Günther Dembski (scienfic ed.) ; ICOM/ICMS. - Paris : ICOM, 1997. - 32 p., ill. (Cahiers d'étude = Study series ; 4). - ISBN 92-9012-038-X. - ISSN 1020-5543
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