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Cultural Properties

Serves as the leading resource for education, outreach, and suggested protection for institutions dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and stewardship of cultural resources: thought, speech, action, artifacts, and built heritage; to include museums, libraries, faith-based organizations, performing arts centers, and any cultural facility concerned with the protection of people, valuable collections, and other assets.


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Recommended Best Practices for Securing Houses of Worship Around the World ​(2017)
Houses of Worship Vulnerability Mitigation Scenarios (2017)
Fire Suppression (2016)
Target Hardening Suggestions
Houses of Worship, Security Risk Assessment Guide (2017)
*Please note that the Guide can be modified to suit a chapter/region’s culture.  Kindly direct any questions/comment to
Museum Security Staffing Approaches, Benchmark Report (2014)
Suggested Practices for Museum Collections Space Security (2013)
Suggested Practices for Museum Exhibit Case Construction and Alarming Design (2013)​
Recommendations for Preparing Museums for Active Shooter Situations (2009)
Suggested Practices for Museum Security (2008)

Council Brochure

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 Council Seeks to Increase Global Participation

​Non-U.S. members - Please consider sharing your knowledge and expertise in cultural properties with peers around the globe. In return, you'll gain valuable new perspectives, enhance your trusted peer network, and strengthen your leadership skills.

Together, through collaboration on threats, trends, and solutions, we can ensure that each one of us is in a position of strength and supported by a vast network of resources.