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Museum Ethics On-line Course

SKU: ms267


Instructor: Peggy Schaller
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This course will examine the role of ethics in museums and related institutions. Topics addressed will include the differences in ethics, laws, and morals; what ethics are and where they come from; the ethical codes that museum professionals follow; how ethics affect professional practices; why ethics are important; and how ethical standards can help museums and related institutions better serve society. Participants in the course will gain an understanding of the importance of ethics in professional museum practice, how codes of ethics are written and why they are important, and will develop an understanding of the most significant codes of ethics subscribed to by museum professionals.

Course Outline:

  1. What are ethics
  2. What are the differences in ethics, morals, rules, and laws
  3. Where do ethics come from
  4. Codes of ethics for museum and other cultural professionals
  5. Ethics & reality
  6. How ethics apply to professional activities
  7. When good museum professionals go bad
  8. Making ethics better
  9. Using ethics to make museums better

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