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The Museum Security Network has been on-line since December 1996. It was founded by Ton Cremers, former head of security at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, recipient of the 2001 Robert B. Burke Award for excellence in cultural property protection at Smithsonian National Conference, and independent museum, library, and archive security consultant.

The network’s original aim was to be a source of information for cultural property protection professionals. Gradually, the Museum Security Network Google Group has become the main channel for the distribution of news and information pertaining to cultural property protection, preservation, conservation, and security.

Subscribers include museum professionals, law enforcement officers, lawyers, academics, insurance underwriters, journalists, auction houses, among many others.

Ton Cremers can be reached via or: +31624224620.

November 1, 2013 Alice Farren-Bradley volunteered to continu the MSN Google Group.
Alice’s first degree was in Ancient History and Archaeology with a second in Law.  She worked at the Art Loss Register for four years identifying and recovering claimed cultural property and teaches Art Law and Professional Practice for the Art Market at Kinston University.  Alice is an Advisor to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Global Art and Antiques Group and together with Jane Jacob and Christopher Marinello organises New York University’s annual Art Crime Conferences.

Alice Farren-Bradley can be reached via:

Jonathan Sazonoff and Kwame Opoku will continue on as contributing editors.

The Museum Security Network on-line activities are a pro bono endeavor.

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