Code of Ethics: Appendix C, Museums Aotearoa Ethics Committee Terms of Reference
Our Code describes the responsibilities of museums, galleries, governing bodies and staff, to each other and to the collections, as well as to the public who support, fund and visit a museum or gallery.
The following draft ToR were agreed at the Annual General Meeting of Museums Aotearoa in April 2011.
To establish a small representative panel when the mediation of an ethical dilemma is required;
To advise on induction and training needs for new staff in museums and ensure progress on this is regularly reported to the Board;
To advise on specific ethical issues which individual or organisational members draw to its attention;
To consider the advice of Kaitiaki Māori in relation to ethical issues as they pertain to the Museums Aotearoa Code of Ethics;
To deal with any other ethical matters which arise within the period.
Two Museums Aotearoa Board members
2-3 Fellows of Museums Aotearoa or other senior, suitably qualified museum/gallery professionals.
3 year terms, renewable; appointed by Museums Aotearoa Board.