This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects a number of prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between social morals and professional ethics as they relate to the museum context.
Drawing on the author’s extensive teaching experience, Museum Ethics in Practice offers clear and practical guidance on the application of ethics to the museumprofession. Using example-driven arguments that incorporate varied case studiesfrom around the world, this book is an excellent resource for museum studiesstudents and professionals currently working in museums.
Introduction to Practical Museum Ethics
Chapter 1 Ethics and the Museum
Chapter 2 Ethical Perspectives
Chapter 3 Ethics and Social Responsibility
Chapter 4 Ethical Practice
Chapter 5 Ethics and Consistency
Chapter 6 Ethics and Truth
Chapter 7 Ethics as Personal Standards
Chapter 8 Ethics and Professionalism
Chapter 9 Ethics and Predictability
Chapter 10 Ethics as a Code
Appendix: ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums