FIHRM and INTERCOM (ICOM International Committee on Management) are once again joining forces in 2016 to hold a meeting in current thinking in museum ethics under the overall ICOM Conference theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes.
The joint session will consider the political, social and economic landscapes of museums and the ethical challenges that these might pose. We will look at current museum thinking in managing the external environment and consider international case studies concerned with ethical dilemmas such as sponsorship, illicit trafficking, migration, and human rights.
What are the implications for managing museums successfully? What obligation does the museum have to its governing body? And to the public? How can a museum code of ethics support museums to resolve some of these conflicts?