Last chance to debate changes to the Code of Ethics

Nicola Sullivan, 27.05.2015
Workshops in Leeds and Cardiff will bring the consultation process to an end
Time is running out for museum professionals to express their views on changes to the Museums Association’s (MA) Code of Ethics.

The final two consultation workshops will take place at Leeds Art Gallery on 4 June and National Museum of Wales in Cardiff on 5 June. Workshops have also taken place in Scotland and most recently in Belfast on 21 May.

Sessions in Leeds and Cardiff are almost booked up with museums professionals keen to be involved in discussions on: caring for collections, social impact, disposal, commercial partnerships and digital engagement. These were some of the key issues raised during an online consultation of the code, which was completed in February.

Alistair Brown, the MA’s policy officer, said: “We have collected some great case studies by asking people to think about how they apply ethics in their day-to-day work and how they use the existing code, as well as how they would use an updated code.

“The last two remaining workshop sessions are booking up fast but there’s still a little bit of space left.”

Members will also have the chance to comment on the first draft of the new code in July before it is put before the MA’s board at the annual conference and exhibition, which will take place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham from 5-6 of November.

To book your place for a workshop in Leeds or Cardiff contact