Ethics consultation roadshow begins in Glasgow

Patrick Steel, 08.04.2015
MA hears views of Scottish museum professionals on changes to Code of Ethics
The Museums Association (MA) held its first Code of Ethics Consultation Workshop last week, hosted by Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Over 40 museum professionals from across Scotland came together to discuss changes to the MA’s Code of Ethics, focusing on the main issues to come out of the online consultation: collections care, social impact, partnerships, and digital engagement.

The MA’s director, Sharon Heal, set out the thinking behind the review of the code, which has not been fully reviewed for 12 years, and participants also heard presentations from Nat Edwards at National Trust for Scotland, Morag Macpherson at Museums Galleries Scotland, Maria Economou at Glasgow University, and Anne Marie Masson at Glasgow Life.

Alistair Brown, the MA’s policy officer, said: “It was a really excellent first leg of our consultation tour around the UK and has given us plenty to think about as we begin drafting the new code.

“We look forward to hearing the views from the other home nations when we hold events in Belfast on 21 May, Leeds on 4 June, and Cardiff on 5 June.”