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The Institute of Museum Ethics mission is threefold:

* To promote accountability, transparency and social responsibility in the museum
* To foreground museum ethics as one of the most pivotal issues to museum professionals in the twenty first century
* To create a physical and virtual community of emerging and practicing museum professionals and museum studies faculty who use our resources to make informed decisions about ethical issues.


Defining Museum Ethics:

* The IME holds that museum ethics concerns all areas of museum work from governance to education, registration to exhibitions, since ethical dilemmas occur in all departments and each can work for the common good.
* The IME defines museum ethics both through larger ethical principles, such as integrity, which remain relatively constant and through applied ethics, for example, digital ethics in museums, which shifts over time as the needs of society change. We aim to provide museum professionals and emerging professionals the tools to identify operative ethical principles and to evaluate and revise applied ethics individually and as a community.
* The IME also defines museum ethics through the larger discourse that considers how the museum encourages social understanding and promotes human rights. Museum practitioners and theorists are exploring how institutions can use the past to address present concerns, facilitate dialogue among diverse groups, and empower marginalized communities, locally and globally.
* Whether seen in terms of day-to-day decision-making or forging an overarching socially conscious mission, museum ethics is about an institution’s relationship with its public(s).

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The Institute of Museum Ethics mission is threefold:

* To promote accountability, transparency and social responsibility in the museum
* To foreground museum ethics as one of the most pivotal issues to museum professionals in the twenty first century
* To create a physical and virtual community of emerging and practicing museum professionals and museum studies faculty who use our resources to make informed decisions about ethical issues.


Defining Museum Ethics:

* The IME holds that museum ethics concerns all areas of museum work from governance to education, registration to exhibitions, since ethical dilemmas occur in all departments and each can work for the common good.
* The IME defines museum ethics both through larger ethical principles, such as integrity, which remain relatively constant and through applied ethics, for example, digital ethics in museums, which shifts over time as the needs of society change. We aim to provide museum professionals and emerging professionals the tools to identify operative ethical principles and to evaluate and revise applied ethics individually and as a community.
* The IME also defines museum ethics through the larger discourse that considers how the museum encourages social understanding and promotes human rights. Museum practitioners and theorists are exploring how institutions can use the past to address present concerns, facilitate dialogue among diverse groups, and empower marginalized communities, locally and globally.
* Whether seen in terms of day-to-day decision-making or forging an overarching socially conscious mission, museum ethics is about an institution’s relationship with its public(s).

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    February 3rd, 2010 - A Day with Fred Wilson

    February 3rd, 2010 - A Day with Fred Wilson

    A 1999 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant as well as the 2003 American representative at the Venice Biennale, Fred Wilson is internationally known for his museum installations, in which he re-installs and re-labels objects owned by a museum for the purpose of creating new meanings and non-conventional narratives. Beyond bringing home the point that the way we view and “read” objects is conditioned by context and juxtaposition, Wilson’s installations subvert, criticize, or poke fun at the unspoken assumptions that museums make about the social order, including such issues as class, gender, and ethnicity. He has created such projects across the US and around the world in such diverse venues as the Seattle Art Museum, Museums of History and Ethnography and the National Gallery of Jamaica, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Dartmouth College, and the Museum of World Culture in Gothenborg, Sweden.

    Born in 1954, Wilson has a BFA from SUNY Purchase. Wilson serves on the Board of Trustees of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He lives and works in New York City.

    • 7 min
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    "A Discussion of Cultural Property and Museums" with Karol Wright and Claire Lyons

    "A Discussion of Cultural Property and Museums" with Karol Wright and Claire Lyons

    Museum Professions Lecture

    • 5 sec
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    Conference 2009 Recap

    Conference 2009 Recap

    New Directions in Museum Ethics: A Conference of Graduate Student Research

    • 2 min
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    Conference 2009: Part 1, Intro / Emerging Stakeholders

    Conference 2009: Part 1, Intro / Emerging Stakeholders

    'Emerging Stakeholders' moderated by Alexander Bauer. Student speakers: Josh Gorman, Jennifer Zazo, Heather Hope Stephens, Léontine Meijer-Van Mensch, Paula Assunçãao dos Santos

    • 5 sec
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    Conference 2009: Part 2, Keynote

    Conference 2009: Part 2, Keynote

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Glenn Wharton

    • 4 sec
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    Conference 2009: Part 3, New Arguments

    Conference 2009: Part 3, New Arguments

    'New Arguments' moderated by Bruce Altshuler. Student speakers: Jennine Schweighardt, Peter Brown, Walter Lehmann, Chelsea Haines

    • 5 sec

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