Code of Ethics
The Alliance has compiled this set of code of ethics resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.
This toolkit offers guidance on the needed resources to successfully revise or draft your museum’s core documents. With it comes a combination of tools, guidelines, and action plans to help you understand the importance of—and required elements for—each of the five documents required for Core Documents Verification.
The Alliance provides information on writing institutional codes of ethics. The document provides detail on why an institutional code of ethics is important and what it should address.
The Alliance provides Tier 3 museum members with sample codes of ethics from other museums.
The Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) provides best practices drawn from those of other museum organizations–American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), and Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC)–that are aligned with the categories currently used by AAM to better guide museums on the path to national accreditation or reaccreditation. (PDF, 24 pages)