Finding Common Ground: Ethics Issues Find Unity Among Museum Disciplines & Professions
Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Planting for the Future
Date / Time: 
Tue June, 07 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
Balmoral
Presenter: 
A. Henderson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada; J. Hart, Museums Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums, Arlington, Virginia; S. Yerkovich, Institute of Museum Ethics, New York, New York; T. Thibault, The Huntington, San Marino, California.

Hear firsthand from the authors of the newly released American Alliance of Museums (AAM) white paper on museum ethics. Explore the similarities and differences between more traditional museums and living collections, including ethical issues unique to public gardens. Led by the American Public Gardens Association’s Plant Collections and Plant Conservation Professional Sections, a code of ethics for curators of living plant collections willl be developed. AAM accredited institutions should be highly interested in the new accreditation standards.