Chapter 26. Museum Ethics

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. Tristram Besterman

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch26

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Besterman, T. (2006) Museum Ethics, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch26

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836

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Keywords:

  • museum ethics;
  • society;
  • social change;
  • moral philosophy;
  • aboriginal communities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Philosophical Origins of Ethics

  • Codifying Museum Ethics

  • Accountability: To Whom?

  • Collections: Ethical Management of a Core Resource

  • Applying Ethics in the Museum

  • Ethics and the Law

  • Conclusion