Greek Version of the Natural History Code Released

Goulandris Museum of Natural History

Photo: Goulandris Museum of Natural History

ICOM NATHIST and ICOM Greece are extremely pleased to announce publication of a translation of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Natural History Museums into Greek. The translation was undertaken by two members of the Board of the Hellenic Committee of ICOM, Dr. Zoitsa Ginni and Ms Politimi Loukopoulou. They collaborated with colleagues from the Goulandris Natural History Museum – the oldest and most important Natural History Museum in Greece.

Goulandris Museum of Natural History is a public welfare institution, devoted to study, conservation and protection of natural environment.Ever since its foundation it has mapped a pioneer route, a new rapprochement between man and natural environment. It has developed efficient scientific activities for the confrontation and inhibition of environmental threats against the planet and for the rehabilitation of natural resources for the preservation of life.

With the responsibility of the Greek geography, the Greeks’ educational space, the Institution develops international activity pursuing our historical and cultural tradition and ecumenical consideration of the world.

This translation marks the seventh translation of the Code, making the total eight. With each new translation it allows standards of ethical best practice to be disseminated more widely, and we are grateful to our Greek colleagues for their hard work on this project.

 

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