Aspekte zur Verwirklichung ethischer Grundsätze in Museen

Pages 11-22
DOI 10.1515/mmvp-2017-0002
Museum: Museum and Regional Studies | 2016/54/1

Significant changes in museum studies – up to the commercialization – show that the basic remits of amuseum should be permanently reflected and modified in accordance with the ICOM Code of Ethics. Museum Ethics was discussed in the USA already in the 1920s. The latest results of the “Ethics Working Group” for museums of natural science at the International Council of Museums (ICOM NATHIST) showed the necessity to create general binding principles for museums of any typology. One of the most important aims of museums worldwide is to get the cultural und natural heritage over to people of all groups of our society. “Art and Commerce” as well as ethically positive examples of museum conceptions will be explained on examples. Keywords: Ethic-Committee and Working Group, indigenous cultures, “Art and Commerce”, mediation of museum ethics

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