Museum Security Network

Art Theft: Musee d'art Moderne de la ville de Paris

In March 1990, the Gardner Museum was inadvertently exposed by a night guard, who failed to follow museum security procedure when he opened the museum’s door for two policemen without first confirming that police headquarters had sent the officers. In this case, a procedural error in museum security resulted in the single greatest art theft in history. This past Thursday, Paris’s Musee d’art Moderne was victimized after numerous lapses in museum security practice and procedure.

*Originally posted at Art Theft Central

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