Type: Standing Committees
The ICOM Ethics Committee (01/01/2017-31/12/2019) advises ICOM in all matters relating to museum professional ethics. The members of the Committee, whose mandate is renewed triennially, are appointed by ICOM’s President. The Committee operates in parallel to the Legal Affairs Committee and the Finance and Resources Committee, and works under the authority of the Executive Board.
The objectives of the Ethics Committee are as follows:
- Monitor the application of ICOM's Code of Ethics for Museums, inform the Executive Board of serious violations of the Code, and eventually request that certain recommendations be published;
- Recommend to the Executive Board, the Advisory Council and eventually the General Assembly, any changes or additions to ICOM's Code of Ethics for Museums that may be found necessary;
- Review on behalf of ICOM other Codes of Ethics that may be developed by the subordinate bodies of ICOM concerning their specialised domains;
- Maintain awareness and advise the Executive Board on evolving ethical issues affecting museums and their work within the cultural heritage sector today; submit a general report on the Committee’s work during the preceding triennium to each General Assembly coinciding with the General Conference of ICOM.
Vice-chair: Eric Drofman (USA)
Members: Nath Mayo ADEDIRAN (Nigeria), Johannes BELTZ (Switzerland), Inkyung CHANG (South Korea)(Member of ICOM Executive Board), Ech-Cherki DAHMALI (Morrocco), Luisa DE PEÑA DÍAZ (Dominican Republic), Wim DE VOS (Belgium), David FLEMING (United Kingdom), Carlos Roberto FERREIRA BRANDÃO (Brazil) (Member of ICOM Executive Board), Mikhail GNEDOVSKY (Russia), Rooksana OMAR (South Africa), Robert PETERS (Germany) and Steph SCHOLTEN (Netherlands).
Ex-officio: Suay AKSOY (Turkey) (President of ICOM).
ICOM Secretariat: Carlos SERRANO (Capacity Building Programmes Coordinator).