The Ethics Working Group was formed in 2006 at the international conference and AGM held at the National Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. Its mandate was to consider ethical topics facing natural history museums, to create a standard of best practice, and initiate projects of special interest.
This blog is a forum for people to share their ideas about ethics in museums, focusing on (but not necessarily restricted to) natural history.
This blog is moderated by Dr Eric Dorfman, Chair ICOM NATHIST Ethics Working Group.
The image on the front cover is by Christopher Glenn, “Japanese Museum of fantastic Specimen” Found here: sow.ggnet.co.jp/, via http://www.pinktentacle.com/