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PUBLIC TRUST and ETHICS FOR MUSEUMS IN SERVICE TO SOCIETY <ul><li>GOVERNANCE </li></ul><ul><li>COLLECTIONS </li></ul><ul><...
INTRODUCTION <ul><li>This is a simple three part power point presentation to introduce the idea that ethics and mission op...
GOVERNANCE <ul><li>UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>ACT CORPORATELY </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECT,  MAINTAIN A...
COLLECTIONS <ul><li>ACQUITIONS, DISPOSAL, LOAN SUPPORTS MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECTED AND CARED FOR </li></ul><ul><l...
PROGRAMS <ul><li>SUPPORTS MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY </li></ul><ul><li>ACCE...
Resources: <ul><li>ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of Museums: Museum Code of...
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Ethics and Mission are Related For Museums

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This power point facilitates a dialogue for beginning museum students on the considerations of ethical behavior and museum missions.

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Ethics and Mission are Related For Museums

  1. 1. PUBLIC TRUST and ETHICS FOR MUSEUMS IN SERVICE TO SOCIETY <ul><li>GOVERNANCE </li></ul><ul><li>COLLECTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>PROGRAMS </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>This is a simple three part power point presentation to introduce the idea that ethics and mission operate in all spheres of museum activities and are integrated to each other. </li></ul><ul><li>It is very useful to use in fledgling institutions, with inexperienced staff or undergraduate students who have not yet contemplated that there are ethical considerations governing their work. </li></ul><ul><li>There are obvious many more and more nuanced considerations to follow. </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian
  3. 3. GOVERNANCE <ul><li>UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>ACT CORPORATELY </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECT, MAINTAIN AND DEVELOP ALL ASSETS </li></ul><ul><li>RESPONSIVE TO THE INTERESTS OF SOCIETY </li></ul><ul><li>RESPECT STAFF </li></ul><ul><li>ACT ACCORDING TO BI-LAWS AND CHARTER </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian
  4. 4. COLLECTIONS <ul><li>ACQUITIONS, DISPOSAL, LOAN SUPPORTS MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>PROTECTED AND CARED FOR </li></ul><ul><li>ACCOUNTED AND DOCUMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS IS PERMITTED AND REGULATED </li></ul><ul><li>ACQUISITION, DISPOSAL AND LOAN FIT WITHIN PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>PROCEEDS OF SALE FITS WITHIN ETHICS POLICY </li></ul><ul><li>HUMAN REMAINS, SACRED AND SECRET MATERIAL IS RECOGNIZED </li></ul><ul><li>NO INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL GAIN </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian
  5. 5. PROGRAMS <ul><li>SUPPORTS MISSION </li></ul><ul><li>BASED ON SCHOLARSHIP AND INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESSIBLE </li></ul><ul><li>RESPECTS PLURALISTIC VALUES </li></ul><ul><li>PUBLIC GOOD NOT INDIVIDUAL GAIN </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian
  6. 6. Resources: <ul><li>ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>American Association of Museums: Museum Code of Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>The British Museum Code of Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Malaro, Marie, Museum Governance. Mission, Ethics, Policy, Smithsonian Institution, 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>And An Extensive Museum Ethics Bibliography </li></ul>Elaine Heumann Gurian

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