Delegates at Birmingham 2015 vote for the new Code of Ethics

The MA goes on the road with its new Code of Ethics

Nicola Sullivan, 08.12.2015
First ethics event will take place at the National Museum of Scotland
The Museums Association (MA) is introducing its new Code of Ethics to museum professionals at a series of roadshows across the UK.
The first event will take place at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh on 20 January from 2pm to 4.30pm. Those attending will have the opportunity to receive training on a range of ethical issues and network with museum professionals from Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Alistair Brown, the policy officer at the MA, said: “This event, and others that we are planning across the UK in the new year, will be a great opportunity to discuss what the new code will mean for museums across the country.
“We want to continue the discussions we’ve been having throughout our review of the code about sponsorship, representation, collections care and public engagement to ensure that museums are thinking and acting ethically.”

The MA's new Code of Ethics was approved at the Annual General Meeting, which took place during its annual conference and exhibition in Birmingham in November.
The code, which was passed unanimously without objection, outlines three main principles: public engagement and public benefit; stewardship of collections; and individual and institutional integrity.

To register for the event at the National Museum of Scotland email

Links and downloads

Code of Ethics