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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Building Security
By
J Stroik
J Stroik
1
Research architect
, Environmental Design Research Division—Center for Building Technology,
National Bureau of Standards
,
Washington, D.C., 20234
;
symposium chairman and editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0606-8
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0606-2
No. of Pages:
221
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1981

The “art boom” and record attendance at museums have been a major cause for the increase of thefts occurring in museums. Strong measures are needed to counteract the trend. With greater awareness on the part of museum administrations and improved security standards, there is now hope that the cultural heritage in museums will be preserved.

1.
Burnham
,
Bonnie
,
Art Theft, Its Scope, Its Impact and Its Control
,
International Foundation for Art Research, Inc.
,
New York
,
1978
.
2.
Canovaro
,
Ferruccio
,
II Furto di Ogetti d'Arte
,
Rome
,
1977
.
3.
Honan
,
W. H.
in
New York Times Magazine
,
17
12
1978
, pp. 40-41, pp. 105-113.
4.
LeBlanc
,
Richard
, “
Thief Proofing Our Art Museums
,”
The UNESCO Courier
,
11
1965
.
5.
Lewis
,
R. H.
,
Manual for Museums
,
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
,
Washington, D.C.
,
1976
.
6.
Noblecort
,
A. F.
in
Museum
, Vol.
17
, No.
4
,
1964
, pp. 184-196, pp. 211–232.
7.
Private Security
,”
Report of the Task Force on Private Security National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals
, Washington, D.C.,
1976
.
8.
Shirar
,
Gerald
,
Protecting Works of Art
,
American Society for Industrial Security
,
Washington, D.C.
,
1978
.
9.
Tillotson
,
R. G.
,
Museum Security
,
International Council of Museums
,
Paris
,
1977
.
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