Ethics

Code of Ethics

The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums sets minimum professional standards and encourages the recognition of values shared by the international museum community. ICOM members must accept and comply with the Code’s rules.

Code of Ethics

This reference tool provides guidance and is presented as a series of principles supported by guidelines detailing expected professional practice. It was drafted in a cross-cutting manner and conceived as an instrument of professional self-control.

The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums addresses diverse museum-related topics such as acquisition procedures, compliance with legislation, management of resources, security, returns and restitutions. The Code also advocates strong principles playing a key role in the fight against illicit traffic, for instance concerning due diligence and provenance.

ICOM Internationale, 2017, 60 pages


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