Museum Security Network

Ton Cremers


Ton Cremers Museum Security Network

Ton Cremers Museum Security Network


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.