Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums

The Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums was ratified by the International Council of Museums on 17 August 2013. Download language versions (PDF) at the links below:

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Versions in French, German, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese are currently being prepared.  We plan eventually to have versions in other languages, also available from this website.

For questions, please contact the Ethics Working Group using the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: This page supersedes the ICOM NATHIST Ethics Working Group Website. For questions for comments, please contact using our web form.