Within a year after Microsoft’s presentation of Windows 95, and the steady increase of the Internet, the Museum Security Network was launched. December 2007 MSN is celebrating its 11th anniversary. The main purpose of the site was to provide relevant links, articles, product information, plus a news service about incidents with cultural property. Thanks to modern day advanced search engines such as Google it is no longer needed to maintain links. At the moment the main activity is collecting and disseminating information. The recovery of stolen art is a side-effect. The MSN is a not for profit, and subscribing the mailing list is free. Some 1,500 subscribers from 85 countries have joined the mailing list. Subscribers are staff of organisations like ICOM, UNESCO, Interpol, FBI, Carabinieri, major auction houses, universities, government organisations, museums, libraries, archives, churches, national parks, plus dealers, collectors, and specialised policemen and journalists (and maybe also dubious dealers and collectors..).