In January 2016 the revised Code of Ethics was launched to the sector. The aim of the review and revision was to make the Code of Ethics fit for purpose in the 21st century and beyond. Building on the strong foundations of previous Codes this new Code is more relevant in the dynamic sector in which we find ourselves today.
This session will:
outline how this review was undertaken, highlighting what we wanted to achieve and signposting the differences from past Codes;
provide opportunities to look at ethical dilemmas and using the Code to navigate the best next steps; and
give time to reflect on your own professional practice and ethical dilemmas; as well as opportunities to ask questions.
At the end of the session you should have greater awareness and understanding of the Code of Ethics and feel confident in applying it in your daily museum practice as well as being able to reflect and use it as a decision making tool in particular situations.
If you have a particular ethical issue you are contemplating in your organisation that would benefit from discussion and insights then please send it to Tamsin@museumsassociation.org and we will translate it into an anonymous case study for the group to support you.