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The ICOM Code of Ethics gets a facelift

The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums has been re-designed to keep up with current design and e-publishing trends, with the core content remaining unchanged

The ICOM Code of Ethics gets a facelift

Last revised and published in 2006, the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums has become a world renowned standard for museums and museum professionals on an international level. The successful dissemination of the ICOM Code, which today has been revised and translated into some 36 languages, reflects the enduring importance of the Code and its position as a core ICOM standard.
The latest edition of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums was approved at the ICOM General Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2004, in response to experience gained over the previous two decades and to changes in the museum sector during that time.

By the end of 2012, the print edition was out of stock and ICOM took the opportunity to rethink the publication’s design, a sober combination of blue and grey pantones, and develop a fresher, more vibrant image to reflect the world we live in today and the dynamic face of museums.

The core content remains identical, with the exception of some outdated items including the introduction, acknowledgements, and the presentation of the organisation’s missions.

The new version of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums is now available online in the organisation’s three official languages.