Live Webinar: Revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

//Live Webinar: Revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

Live Webinar: Revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Time: 2:00pm EST | 8:00pm Paris time

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What are the new and emerging ethical challenges that museums face that a Code of Ethics should address?

The webinar will bring people up to date on the revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics — what has been accomplished and what the next steps are. We will talk about how the revision relates to the 2004 Code and how it relates to the museum definition.

About the Speakers: 

Sally Yerkovich is leading the revision of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums. She served on the ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics (ETHCOM) from 2011-2016 and was chair from 2016-2023. Dr. Yerkovich has been engaged with ethical issues in museums throughout her career. A cultural anthropologist with more than thirty years of leadership experience in museums and cultural institutions, she is currently Director of Educational Exchange & Special Projects at The American-Scandinavian Foundation and teaches a course on ethical issues in museums in the Museum Anthropology M.A. Program at Columbia University. A member of ICOM-US, she has been involved in reviewing ethical issues and professional standards for the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH). Author of A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics, she focuses on how museums will face the ethical challenges of the future.

Elka is the president of ICOM Canada, an independent curator and the museum advisor for the province of Ontario. She offers advice to all community museums across Ontario and she champions museums and galleries locally and internationally.

Chedlia Annabi from ICOM Tunisia, is a distinguished authority in museum collections management, supported by a comprehensive academic background in history, archeology, and documentation. Her tenure as curator at the Carthage Museum from 1978 to 2011 marked a significant chapter in the preservation of cultural heritage, notably through her instrumental role in the UNESCO Excavation Campaign at Carthage from 1979 to 1991. With a distinguished career that includes presidencies at AFRICOM and ICOM Arabe, she has been an unwavering advocate for cultural dialogue and preservation initiatives. Presently, as a member of prominent ICOM Permanent Committees, Annabi continues to shape the trajectory of global cultural heritage management with her expertise and dedication.

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