The International Arts and Antiquities Security Forum (IAASF) is a leading conference and exhibition dedicated to the protection of arts, antiquities and cultural heritage. Providing those involved in the protection and safe custody of buildings, artefacts and events with an understanding of existing and emerging threats that can impact them. This year Andy Davis, Chairman of IAASF, kindly invited UKRG Committee members to attend their 2-day conference at Kensington Olympia and as a group we wanted to feedback to the membership on the insightful and interesting talks we attended.
- Site locations: remote locations may be at higher risk of theft as response times or even ability to respond may be significantly reduced.
- Natural forces: although not a common occurrence in the UK we should be ensuring we consider venue locations in terms of typical weather, both domestic and internationally
- Are they in an area susceptible to storms, floods, brush fires, earthquakes, volcanoes?
- Athough not common the UK has experienced forest fires in recent years
- Cyber threat: can venue information be accessed remotely? Is your site or the borrowing venue on Google Maps and how much can you see?