The New York Public Library Trusts Art Guard

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The NY Public Library recently reached out to Art Guard to provide our unique security solution for many of their most prized treasures. This is an honor and certainly recognition of our museum-level protection for over $1 billion worth of art and other valuables in well-known institutions, such as the Gardner Museum in Boston, Minneapolis Institute of Art, San Francisco’s …

Art Guard’s Technology Recognized in Robb Report Article

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We are proud to have our technology singled out in the luxury-lifestyle magazine, Robb Report, in a recent article titled “Forget Panic Rooms and Alarms, State-of-the-Art Security Is Now Insanely High-Tech—and Nearly Invisible”. The Robb Report is a dynamic influencer magazine for high net worth individuals worldwide. Their selection of our MAP technology, which protects valuable assets, is no less …

4 Questions with an Art Collection Security Expert

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Unfortunately, art theft happens In 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Works by renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Degas, and others have never been recovered—and the museum continues to investigate. They are currently offering a $5 million reward for any intel on the recovery of these works in good condition. Security is a major …

Canvass Art Customers About Object-Specific Protection Possibilities

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This article was published in the April issue Security Sales & Integration. “I don’t often get granular on specific sensors supported by monitoring centers, but it’s worth it for certain elements of monitoring that have a great need and appear to be underutilized. One type of monitoring that doesn’t get enough attention is objects-specific monitoring. Monitoring External & Internal Threats. Most …

3 Helpful Marketing Tips for Your Next Show

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Your next opening should follow a checklist of some obvious and not-so-obvious details. The obvious is having all the necessary materials on hand, such as the artist’s bio, pricing sheet, and guestbook, prepping the artist on talking points and having easily identifiable personnel throughout the gallery to talk about the works. However, for your team to bring to life this …

Alula + Art Guard: Protecting the Priceless

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Late at night on March 18, 1990, two thieves dressed as police officers — one of them bold enough to sport a false mustache made of wax — talked their way past security guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. After handcuffing the hapless guards, the pair made off with a half-billion-dollars’ worth of paintings by Rembrandt, Degas, …

4 Simple Ways to Protect Your Art

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I read about thefts of art and assets on a pretty regular basis from various news feeds, some from museums and galleries and, mostly in Europe and North America. If there’s a common thread it’s that the victims appear to have been completely unaware of the threat. The only logical explanation, as I’ve said before, is that we’re naïve to …

Why Do People Steal Art and Paintings?

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While recently reflecting on the estimated $4B to $6B figure of art stolen annually I started thinking about the reasons for taking such a high risk, and I stumbled on an interesting article that lists four motives. Not all thieves are in it for the money, as opposed to, say, someone robbing a bank. First Type: Show Me The Money. …

Improved Standards for Lending Art

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Lending by private collectors has always been a vital component of the museum and gallery market. It serves the borrowing institution by expanding its reputation in a specific area or style or by broadening its scope of scholarship. Bigger crowds, increased patronage and a spotlight on their capabilities are desirable outcomes. For lenders, the advantages may be several-fold, including attention, …

Bi-Weekly Art Theft Roundup (04/14)

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Welcome to Art Guard’s bi-weekly roundup of art theft in the U.S. as reported on the Museum Security Network. An emotional and financial loss. Outdoor sculpture is such an easy target. Statue Stolen from Child Advocacy Center Police seek help finding four statues worth $40,000 taken from baseball field storage facility Great blue heron statue stolen from St. Paul park, …