Reply To: Museum Theft Alert


Our small community museum, open twice a week and attended by volunteers, was targeted over a period of time and when we checked our processes we discovered that they were not only taking objects, but also removing the donation forms to go with those objects, (thereby getting the provenance as well as the object) so it was quite a sophisticated job. We sought and received grant funding for security cameras in the museum space and both storage areas, and the problem seems to have stopped. We got the funding from the local community bank and publicised it heavily in the local press. Christine, Australia