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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Protecting Against Internal Theft II

Last blog entry I wrote about the issue of internal theft at museums and cultural institutions. Because protecting against this risk is so important--next to protection against fire--the point should be raised again.

Today the El Paso Times reported that a former senior secretary of the El Paso Museum of Art was convicted and sentenced to incarceration for her role in stealing over $100,000 from the museum foundation. The lesson once again is that policies and procedures should be installed at cultural institutions to guard against such mishaps, which can be avoided through simple planning.