Museum Core Documents: Code of Ethics


In this video, Julie Hart, Senior Director of Museum Standards & Excellence at the American Alliance of Museums, provides an overview of one of the five core documents for museums: the Code of Ethics. Hart discusses what a code of ethics is, why it is important, the benefits of having a code of ethics in place, the required elements for a code of ethics, and the ethical issues an institution might encounter. This video supplements the session, "The Core Documents Your Museum Needs (Part 1 and 2)" given at the 2016 ATALM annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 10-13, 2016.