A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics

A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics

by Sally Yerkovich


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ISBN-13: 9781442231634
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,077,399
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sally Yerkovich is the director of the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University and an adjunct professor in the Museum Professions Program at Seton Hall as well as in the Museum Anthropology Program at Columbia University. A member of the Ethics Committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the only international organization representing museums and museum professionals, she worked extensively with museums in Central and Eastern Europe as President of the Fund for Arts and Culture. She is a trained mediator for arts and cultural heritage issues. A cultural anthropologist with over thirty years of experience in high profile cultural institutions in New York and Washington, DC, she held leadership positions at the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, South Street Seaport Museum and Museum of the City of New York. She was president and CEO of The New Jersey Historical Society, interim executive director at the Museum for African Art, and first president of the Tribute NYC Center.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Framework for Approaching Ethical Problems
Chapter 1 - Mission, Principles and Ethics
Chapter 2 - Distinguishing Ethical Issues from Operational and Management Problems
Chapter 3 - The Ethics of Museum Governance and Leadership
Chapter 4 - The Ethics of Acquiring and Managing Collections
Chapter 5 - The Ethics of Caring for and Conserving Collections
Chapter 6 - Ethical Dilemmas of Deaccessioning
Chapter 7 - Ethical Problems related to Fundraising and Other Income Producing Activities
Chapter 8 - Controversy and Censorship
Chapter 9 - Restitution, Repatriation or Retention? The Ethics of Cultural Heritage
Chapter 10 - Museum Visitors: Ethical Issues concerning Diversity and Access
Appendix 1 – American Alliance of Museums: Code of Ethics for Museums
Appendix 2 – International Council of Museums: ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums
Appendix 3 – American Association of State and Local History: Statement of Professional Standards and Ethics
Appendix 4 – Association of Art Museum Directors: Professional Practices in Art Museums

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