International Committee of Museum Security Meeting

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Working session of the International Committee of Museum Security (ICMS) held in 1977 in the Hermitage Museum at Leningrad, USSR. Books on the table are first copies of "Museum Security," authored by Robert Tillotson (then ICMS President and Smithsonian director) by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). As Committee Secretary, Philip K. Lundeberg (Smithsonian curator) notes comments of the speaker.


  • Lundeberg, Philip K. 1923-2019
  • Tillotson, Robert G
  • International Council of Museums
  • Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)


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  • At the time Leningrad, now known as Saint Petersburg, was considered to be in the USSR, now Russia.
  • Tillotson was for fourteen years assistant director of the Smithsonian National Museum of History and Technology. From 1974 to 1980, he chaired the International Committee on Museum Security for the International Council of Museums. Lundeberg came to the Smithsonian in January 1959 as a Consultant in the Department of Armed Forces History in the Museum of History and Technology, and in June of that year was appointed Associate Curator in the Division of Naval History. From 1961 to 1984, Lundeberg was Curator of the Division in what became in 1980 the National Museum of American History (NMAH). He became a Curator in the NMAH Division of Transportation in 1984. Lundeberg held positions in a number of national and international professional organizations.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection 02-127, Box 1

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  • Books and reading
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Law and legislation
  • Security systems
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Security
  • Books
  • Museum techniques
  • Museums--Management
  • Museums--Law and legislation


  • Soviet Union
  • Russia


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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