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An Ethics Checklist for Curators of Living Plant Collections

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.

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1/17/18
AAM Direct Care of Collections: Ethics, Guidelines, and Recommendations

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

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12/19/17
The Future of Business Ethics

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.

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11/7/17
From Idea to Realization: BGCI's Manual on Planning, Developing, and Managing Botanic Gardens
With an awareness of the global multilateral environmental agreements (or ‘MEAs’) that shape many national laws and conservation initiatives, botanic garden managers can develop policies that foster outward-looking part
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11/1/17
Invasive Plant Species Voluntary Codes of Conduct for Botanic Gardens & Arboreta

This document provides a voluntary code of conduct regarding the management of invasive plant species.

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11/30/15
AAM 2009 Curators Code of Ethics

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.

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11/18/15
Public Garden Article: Architectural Ethics: Considerations For Environmentally Conscious Design

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.

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11/5/15
Fairchild Tropical Gardens Collection Policy 2009

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden collection policy is designed to guide the
implementation of the institutional mission and goals through the development and

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11/4/15
Chicago Botanic Garden Herbarium Collection Policy

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

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11/4/15
Montgomery Botanical Center Plant Collections Policy

This policy is to guide the development and management of the living collections at Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC).

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11/4/15

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