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Museum, Ethics and Cultural Heritage

Bernice L. Murphy (red.), London: Routledge, 2016

«This volume provides an unparalleled exploration of ethics and museum practice, considering the controversies and debates which surround key issues such as provenance, ownership, cultural identity, environmental sustainability and social engagement.»

-Fra Routledges omtale av boken

Bokens innholdsfortegnelse:



i ICOM Turns 70: Ethics and the Value Creation Role of Museums, Hans-Martin Hinz

ii The role of museums in the twenty-first century, Anne Catherine Robert-Hauglustaine

iii The Work of the ICOM Ethics Committee, Martin Schärer

iv Introduction, Bernice L Murphy

PART I: Museums and ethics, the ICOM Code, and evolving standards for museums’ heritage care and social commitment

1 ICOM’s present Code: ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums (2004), Geoffrey Lewis

2 Ethical Issues and Standards for Natural History Museums, Eric Dorfman

3 Reversing the De-realisation of Natural and Social Phenomena: Ethical Issues for Museums in a Multidisciplinary Context, Michel Van-Praët


PART II: International Action on Protection of the World’s Cultural Heritage and Biosphere

4 UNESCO’s Actions and International Standards for Museums, Mechtild Rossler, and Nao Hayashi

5 The UNESCO Recommendation on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections, their Diversity and Role in Society, François Mairesse

6 Protecting Cultural Heritage at Risk: an International Public Service Mission for ICOM, France Desmarais

7 Dances with Intellectual Property: Museums, Monetization and Digitization, Rina Pantalony

8 Stolen and Illegally Exported Artifacts in Collections: Key Issues for Museums within a Legal Framework, Marilyn Phelan

9 Advice and Support in the Recovery of Lost Art : The Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste Michael Franz


PART III: Heritage Care and Ethics Through the Lens of Multiple Cultures and Regions

10 Unchanging Ethics in a Changing World, Gary Edson

11 New Models of Shared Heritage and Collection Access: Museum Island and Humboldt Forum in Berlin, Herman Parzinger

12 A Museum Triangle: Ethics, Standards of Care, and the Pleasure of Perception, Dorota Folga- Januszewska

13 The Odyssey of Nature and Science Museums from Apollo to the Anthropocene, Emlyn Koster

14 The Chinese Museum: Transformation and Change through Ethics Construction, An Laishun

15 Ethics, Museology and Professional Training in Japan, Eiji Mizushima


PART IV: Provenance research, evolving issues and new directions across a changing landscape for collections

16 Advocating for International Collaborations: WWII-era Provenance Research in Museums, Jane Milosch

17 ‘Definitely Stolen?’: Why There Is No Alternative to Provenance Research in Archaeological Museums, Markus Hilgert

18 Deaccessioning: some reflections, François Mairesse

19 Ethics in a Changing Social Landscape: Community Engagement and Public Participation in Museums, Sally Yerkovitch

20 Conservation – How Ethics Work in Practice, Stephanie de Roemer


PART V: ‘Torn History’, Reshaping an Integrated Heritage, and Repatriation Issues

21 Using the Past to Forge a Future: Challenges of Uniting a Nation against Skeletal Odds, Bongani Ndhlovu

22 Exhibiting Contentious and Difficult Histories: Ethics, Emotions and Reflexivity, Sharon Macdonald

23 Native America in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Cultural Governance and Museum Interpretation, W. Richard West, Jr.

24 Afro-descendent Heritage and its Unacknowledged Legacy in Latin American Museum Representation, Monica Gorgas

25 In Search of the Inclusive Museum, Amareswar Galla


PART VI: Case-Studies, Ethical Dilemmas and Ethics-in-Action

26 The Lombroso Museum in Turin: A Reflection on the Exhibition and Scientific Study of Human Remains, Alberto Garlandini & Stefano Montaldo

27 The Auschwitz-Birkenow Museum and a Claim to Portraits of Holocaust Victims Made by Artist Dinah Gottliebová Babitt, Vojtěch Blodig

28 The Mask of Ka-nefer-nefer, Regine Schulz

29 Ethics versus Law: The restitution of The Miracle of St Anthony by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Aedín MacDevitt

30 Ethics in Action: Situational Scenarios Turning the Keys to the Code of Ethics, Eva Maehre Lauritzen

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