American Alliance of Museums – Code of Ethics for Museums

Bibliographic Information

Title

Code of Ethics for Museums

Organization

American Alliance of Museums

Full Date(s) of Adoption and/or Amendment

Adopted 1991; Amended 2000

Web Address (URL)

http://aam-us.org/resources/ethics-standards-and-best-practices/code-of-ethics

Additional Information

Format

Web page

Scope

National

Region

US

Language

English

Notes

The American Alliance for Museums provides a Code of Ethics for museum practice in five sections and an afterword. The first section is a detailed statement on the role of ethics in museum practice. This is followed by sections concerning principles concerning Governance, Collections, Programs, and Promulgation.

The AAM provides other excellent resources on museum ethics and best practices on their website. The links provided below include their Characteristics of Excellence and an ethics resource page with links to field-wide ethics and standards, national standards and best practices for US museums, and other resources.

Http://aam-us.org/resources/ethics-standards-and-best-practices/characteristics-of-excellence
http://aam-us.org/resources/ethics-standards-and-best-practices

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