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Other Codes of Ethics


List of codes of ethics adopted by national museums associations or by associations or organisations dealing with museum-related domains or disciplines of interest to museums.


ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
Codes of National or Regional Museums Associations
Codes of Ethics of Museum-Related Professions

Code of Ethics of Other Professional Associations of Interest to Museums
Other Links

Further reading


Codes of National or Regional Museums Associations

The American Association of Museums (AAM)
Code of Ethics for Museums http://www.aam-us.org/museumresources/ethics/coe.cfm

AAM has its own code of ethics for AAM's board of directors, staff and volunteers
Code of Ethics for AAM http://www.aam-us.org/aboutaam/coe.cfm

Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD)
AAMD Code of Ethics http://www.aamd.org/about/#Code

Asociación Española de Gestores de Patrimonios Culturales
Código de Deontología http://www.aegpc.org/aegpc/index.html

Canadian Museums Association (CMA)
CMA Ethical Guidelines (1999) http://www.museums.ca/Cma1/About/CMA/ethics/introduction.htm

Conselho Federal de Museologia (Brazil)
O Código de Ética Profissional do Museólogo http://www.cofem.org.br/legislacao/leg_codigo.htm

The Museums Association (UK)
Code of Ethics for Museums: Ethical principles for all who work or govern museums in the UK (2002)
http://www.museumsassociation.org/asset_arena/text/cs/code_of_ethics.pdf

Museums Australia, Inc.
Museums Australia Code of Ethics (Adopted in 1984, revised in 1994 and 1999)

The Netherlands Museums Association/De Nederlandse Museumvereniging
Code of Professional Ethics for Museums in the Netherlands http://www.museumvereniging.nl/engels/nmv/ethics/index.html

Pacific Islands Museums Association (PIMA)
PIMA Code of Ethics for Pacific Islands Museums and Cultural Centres (February 2006)
http://icom.museum/pdf/E_news2006/p8_2006-2.pdf

South African Museums Association
Code of Ethics (2001) http://sama.museums.org.za/ethics.htm

Codes of Ethics of Museum-Related Professions

CASTING

Syndicat général des fondeurs de France Code déontologique des fonderies d'art (1993)
http://www.fontesdart.org/SPIP/article.php3?id_article=3

CONSERVATION-RESTORATION

American Institute for Conservation AIC
Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice http://aic.stanford.edu/pubs/ethics.html

Association suisse de conservation et restauration/Schweizerischer Verband für Konservierung und Restaurierung (SCR/SKR)
Définition de la profession et code de déontologie http://www.skr.ch/grundlagen/grundlagen.html

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC)
Code of Ethics and Guidance of Practice http://www.cac-accr.ca/pdf/ecode.pdf
http://www.capc-acrp.ca/code%20of%20ethics%20and%20glossary.htm
http://www.capc-acrp.ca/french%20code%20and%20glossary.htm (version française)

Dutch Association of professional restorers
VeRes Code of Ethics http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/veres/vereseth.html

European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations (ECCO)
E.C.C.O. Professional Guidelines (Adopted in March 2002)
http://www.ecco-eu.info/matador/eccosite/ecco_contents.php?doc_id=170

United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
UKIC Code of Ethics and Rules of Practice (1996) http://www.ukic.org.uk/ukic_ethics.doc

MUSEUM EDUCATION

Standing Professional Committee on Education of the AAM (EdCom)
Excellence in Practice: Museum Education Standards and Principles (Approved in 2002)
http://www.edcom.org/about/standards.shtml

ENTOMOLOGY

Union de l'entomologie française Code de déontologie de l'UEF
http://insecte.uef.free.fr/Code%20de%20d%E9onto.htm

MUSEUM SHOPS

Museum Store Association Museum Store Association Code of Ethics (Adopted 1984. Revised 2000)
http://www.museumdistrict.com/membership/EthicsCode.cfm

MUSEUM EXHIBITION

National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME)
NAME Code of Ethics http://www.n-a-m-e.org/ethics.html

TAXIDERMY, PREPARATORS

National Taxidermists Association (USA)
Taxidermists Code of Ethics http://www.taxidermy.net/nta/code.html

Fédération Suisse des préparatrices et préparateurs en sciences naturelles (FSPSN/VNPS)
Code de déontologie de la FSPSN http://www.praeparation.ch/fr/FSPSN_info.pdf

Code of Ethics of Other Professional Associations of Interest to Museums

ANTHROPOLOGY

American Anthropological Association
Code of Ethics pf the American Anthropological Association (Approved June 1998) http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm
See also AAA Ethics homepage at: http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethics.htm

ARCHAEOLOGY

Canadian Archaeological Association
Principles of Ethical Conduct http://www.canadianarchaeology.com/conduct.lasso
Statement of Principles for Ethical Conduct Pertaining to Aboriginal Peoples
http://www.canadianarchaeology.com/ethical.lasso

European Association of Archaeologists
The EAA Code of Practice and The EAA Principles of Conduct http://www.e-a-a.org/eaacodes.htm
The EAA Code of Practice for Fieldwork Training http://www.e-a-a.org/codef.htm (Also in Italian, Spanish and German)

New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA)
NZAA Code of Ethics http://www.nzarchaeology.org/ethics.htm

Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)
Code of Conduct and Standards of Research Performance http://www.rpanet.org/

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
Code of Ethics http://www.archaeological.org/pdfs/AIA_Code_of_EthicsA5S.pdf

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
Principles of Archaeological Ethics (1996) http://www.saa.org/aboutSAA/ethics.html

World Archaeological Congress
First Code of Ethics http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/wac/site/about_ethi.php

ARCHIVES, ARCHIVISTS

International Council on Archives / Conseil international des archives Code de déontologie (approuvé à Pékin, 1996)
http://www.staluzern.ch/vsa/texte/kodex_f.html

Association des archivistes du Québec Code de déontologie
http://www.archivistes.qc.ca/fonctionnement/docs/deontologie.html

The Society of American Archivists Code of Ethics for Archivists
http://www.archivists.org/governance/handbook/app_ethics.asp

Standing Conference on Archives and Museums (SCAM), on behalf of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM), the Museums Association and the Society of Archivists
A code of practice on archives for museums and galleries in the UK. 3rd ed., 2002.
http://www.archivesandmuseums.org.uk/scam/code.pdf

ART DEALERS

UNESCO
UNESCO International Code of Ethics for Dealers in Cultural Property

Confédération internationale des négociants en oeuvres d'art (CINOA)
CINOA Guidelines / Lignes de conduite du CINOA http://www.cinoa.org/

Antique Tribal Art Dealers (ATADA)
http://www.atada.org
The Art and Antique Dealers League of America Inc. http://www.artantiquedealersleague.org/

ART HISTORY AND ART HISTORIANS

College Art Association
CAA Guidelines, a Code of Ethics for Art Historians and Guidelines for the Professional Practice of Art History
http://www.collegeart.org/caa/ethics/art_hist_ethics.html

FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS

World Federation of Friends of Museums / Fédération internationale des Amis des musées
Code of Ethics for Museum Friends and Volunteers http://www.museumsfriends.org/Ingles/i_codigo.html

FUND RAISING

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice http://www.afpnet.org/ethics/guidelines_code_standards

The Association of Fund-Raising Distributors and Suppliers
AFRDS Code of Ethics http://www.afrds.org/cofe.html

Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)
APRA Statement of Ethics (2004) http://www.aprahome.org/advancement/ethics.htm

DIRECT MARKETING

The Direct Marketing Association
The DMA's Guidelines for Ethical Business Practice http://www.the-dma.org/guidelines/ethicalguidelines.shtml

EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
A Code of Professional Ethics http://www.aect.org/intranet/publications/ethics/ethics03.html

LIBRARY/LIBRARIANS

IFLA
Professional Codes of Ethics/Conduct - Collection of professional guidelines for librarians
http://www.ifla.org/faife/ethics/codes.htm

TOURISM

World Tourism Organization (WTO)
Global Code of Ethics for Tourism http://www.world-tourism.org/code_ethics/eng.html

Associação de Turismo Ecológico integrado à Arqueologia (A-Teia) (Brazil)
Código de ética http://www.ateia.org.br/editorial/codigo.htm

ZOOLOGICAL PARKS

World Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (WAZA)
WAZA Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare (Adopted in 2003)
http://www.waza.org/ethics/index.php?main=ethics&view=ethics

Australasian Regional Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (ARAZPA)
Code of Ethics http://www.arazpa.org.au/AboutCodeofEthics.htm
Code of Practice http://www.arazpa.org.au/About_CodeofPractice.htm

EARTH SCIENCE

Geopolis - Confédération française des acteurs des sciences de la terre Réflexion sur l'éthique et la déontologie
http://www.geopolis-fr.com/news4.html
Pour un statut de minéralogiste-paléontologue amateur http://www.geopolis-fr.com/deb6.html

Other Links

Links to web pages listing codes of ethics or links to codes of ethics in various fields, among others art, archaeology, anthropology.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions http://www.iit.edu/departments/csep/codes/coe/Society_of_American_Archivists_1992.html

Ethics in Anthropology (Sharon Stoerger) http://www.web-miner.com/anthroethics.htm

Art Ethics (Sharon Stoerger) http://www.web-miner.com/artethics.htm

Ethicsweb.ca - Applied Ethics Resources on the www http://www.ethicsweb.ca/resources/

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technologies) http://ethics.iit.edu/codes/coe.html

Further reading


Codes of ethics and practice of interest to museums / Compiled by Jackie Weisz. - Washington, D.C. : American Association of Museums, 2000. - ii, [311] p., appendix. - (Professional Practice Series). - ISBN 0-931201-69-1.

"Cultural Property Ethics" / John Henry Merryman. In: International Journal of Cultural Property, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan. 1998, p. 21-31.

Ethics and Museology / Peter Van Mensch http://www.otherspace.co.uk/students/simoncaslaw/thesis/standards/PVMethicsPhD.htm

Museum Ethics / Edited by Gary Edson. - London, New York : Routledge, 1997. - xxiii, 282 p., glossary, bibl., index. - (The Heritage: Care, Preservation, Management). - ISBN 0-415-15290-9 (pbk).

Smithsonian Institution Archives Bibliographic references to various articles and codes of ethics http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/ethics.html

 
 
   
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