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Public gardens have an obligation to uphold the highest ethical standards, including when it comes to development and management of the collections in our care.
This white paper:
•summarizes the history behind the code of ethics’ use of the phrase “direct care of collections”
•reviews the ethical principles regarding responsible governance and collections stewardship
No single department can own responsibility for installing and maintaining an ethical culture in an organization. Human resources, ethics and compliance, and sustainability teams need to work toward common goals and values set by senior leadership.
This document provides a voluntary code of conduct regarding the management of invasive plant species.
The Curators Committee of the American Association of Museums (CurCom) first developed A Code of Ethics for Curators in 1983 and revised the document in 1996.
Architectural design is a decision-making process in which we both create our own surroundings and respond to the environment around us. The places we create reveal much about our understanding of, and connection with, our environment.
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden collection policy is designed to guide the
implementation of the institutional mission and goals through the development and
The Herbarium accessions voucher specimens from staff research, verified specimens from staff and collaborator collections, and appropriate gift or exchange specimens from other institutions from the Garden's primary display areas. This ensures that ot