2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SEC 350 Security in Art Museums and Cultural Institutions

3 hours 

This course covers security and safety protocols for museums and cultural institutions. How do cultural institutions begin to secure and protect valuable art, documents, employees and visitors? Course coverage is expansive and includes internal theft, external concerns such as vandalism or irate patrons, as well as specific perimeter controls for the protection of valuable collections. The course will also delve into the possibility of violent acts or other deeds against art, landmarks and other cultural venues including natural disasters, fire and environmental hazards. Other topics include conducting a business impact analysis specifically for museums and cultural institutions, the design of security systems, security staffing, and standard operating procedures unique to museum and cultural institutions, as well as fire safety and business continuity issues and public accessibility management.




ENG 201, SEC 210, SEC 211