Museums often rely on prestigious traveling exhibitions to meet numerous goals, including connecting their communities to artwork people may not otherwise be able to see up close. These exhibitions rely on the ability of museums to loan art and objects to each other.
Museum Security Standards for Exhibition Lending
Museums naturally want to ensure their pieces are guarded when they are loaned to other facilities. They often stipulate that each gallery – and sometimes specific individual pieces – be continuously monitored by a security guard (or even a team of guards).
Unfortunately, museums that cannot afford these stringent requirements are deprived of the ability to host these high-end traveling exhibitions and the associated benefits of visitation and revenue-generating opportunities.
However, some museums have discovered how to leverage Art Sentry’s advanced security technology for a more cost-effective way to meet line-of-sight requirements, and they’ve even been able to convince lending museums to modify their loan agreements to meet their lending security standards.
Prevent Unwanted Touches with Art Sentry
Art Sentry is a camera-based motion detection and alarm system that increases security in museums and galleries. The system helps prevent unwanted touches by creating an invisible protection zone around your most valuable artifacts and collection pieces. For museums seeking to host traveling exhibitions, Art Sentry provides an effective security solution.
Art Sentry Completes Museum Security Force
Additionally, museums are facing an unprecedented hiring crisis that has left many facilities without a full guard force. Art Sentry fills the gap by providing a practical, cost-effective way to extend their security presence. Lending museums can rest assured knowing that interactions with their artwork are closely monitored and recorded and that guards can respond immediately if an alert is triggered.
The presence of Art Sentry can even be a determining factor when a lender is deciding which museums will be approved to host an important work or show.
Manage Traveling Exhibit Logistics & Variables
In addition to preventing unwanted touches and extending the existing security presence, museums have other safety and security logistics to consider when hosting a traveling exhibition.
Depending on the installation, several general safety factors, ranging from electrical outlets and cords to the stability of heavy displays, may bear consideration, as well as object-specific requirements for lighting, room temperatures, and humidity levels. Art Sentry can be adapted to integrate with new and existing hardware systems to accommodate all the variables that must be addressed for each exhibit.
Bring a Traveling Exhibit to Your Museum
Museum security leaders, directors, curators, and boards understand that traveling exhibitions enrich communities while connecting museums to new visitors and donors. They offer glimpses into new worlds and ideas.
Cost shouldn’t be prohibitive in who gets to host the best traveling exhibitions. Art Sentry is here to help you feature the traveling exhibit you’ve longed to bring to your museum.
Contact us to learn more about Art Sentry’s museum security solutions.