Collection Activities Archives: Ethics & Philosphy

Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes

Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes Source: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Description: The Identification Guide for Ivory and Ivory Substitutes is a comprehensive and accessible resource for identifying the most commonly found ivories and artificial substitutes in trade. This is a vital tool to assist law […]

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Ethics and Legal Issues

Etics and Legal Issues Source: AIC-Wooden Artifacts Group Conservation Wiki Materials derived from endangered species, including ivory, tortoiseshell, tropical woods and exotic feathers are sometimes incorporated into fine arts objects. There are far-ranging implications with these now protected materials, including legal, financial and ethical issues. This page presents information relating to a legal and materials […]

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AAA Ethics Blog – American Anthropological Association

AAA Ethics Blog – American Anthropological Association These core principles are expressed as concise statements which can be easily remembered for use by anthropologists in their everyday professional lives. Each principle is accompanied by brief discussions placing that principle in a broader context, with more detailed examinations of how each affects or may be helpful […]

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Caring For Your Paintings

Caring For Your Paintings Source: Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute A traditional painting is constructed, in order from bottom to top, of the support, ground, paint, and coating. The majority of paintings are on either fabric or a wooden panel.

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