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DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Program Fact Sheet

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, anyone can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. DHS …

Commercial Facilities Sector Resources

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides an array of cross-sector and sector-specific training programs and resources that are available to public and private secto…

Security of Soft Targets and Crowded Places Resource Guide

Soft targets and crowded places are increasingly appealing to terrorists and other extremist actors because of their relative accessibility and the large number of potential targets. This …

PSA (Protective Security Advisors) Program Fact Sheet

PSAs are trained critical infrastructure protection and vulnerability mitigation subject matter experts who facilitate local field activities in coordination with other Department of …

Vulnerability Assessments for Museums

Learn how your museum can increase its security and resilience through an Assist Visit and Infrastructure Survey Tool offered by the Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) Program. These free …

The Best Museum Bathrooms, According to Museum People

When you think of all the memorable, thoughtfully designed spaces in museums, the bathrooms may not be the first thing that come to mind. They aren’t usually considered the feather in an …

In Dubai, the Museum of the Future Conveys a Message

The New York Times explores how the newly opened Museum of the Future in Dubai used cutting-edge technology to design and construct its eye-catching building incised in Arabic script, …
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Help Pioneer Better Measures of Museum Performance

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
What’s the best way to measure a museum’s success? And by “best,” I mean meaningful and sustainable. “Meaningful” in the form of metrics that will make a community feel it has been well …

Museum as Living Room: A Q&A with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts’ Victoria Ramirez

Category: Alliance Blog
I believe museums matter because they serve as vital community spaces, where we can meet, mingle, work, learn, study, daydream, and everything in between. I came to this realization, in …

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