November 9, 2020
Collection Activities Archives: Ethics & Philosphy
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 […]
Caring for Sacred and Culturally Sensitive Objects Source: Canadian Conservation Institute
The Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA) Source: National Park Service overview of ARPA
Institute of Museum Ethics Source: Many resources for ethical issues in cultural institutions.
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 […]
Overview of conservation in archaeology; basic archaeological conservation procedures Artifact preservation is one of the most important considerations when planning or implementing any action that will result in the recovery of material from a marine archaeological site. It is the responsibility of the excavator or salvor to see that material recovered is properly conserved. The […]
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 […]
Ethics and Policy in Conservation (Frank Matero) Source: Getty Conservation Institute Over the past decade, aspects of heritage have become important issues in the discourse on place, cultural identity, and ownership of the past.
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.