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Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.
This presentation from the 2018 Small Gardens Symposium walks through the development of: Mission Statement, Strategic Plan, Emergency Plan, Code of Ethics, and Collections Management Policies, all fundamental for basic professional garden museum operat
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.
We are often faced with ethical quandaries in our professional lives, and charting the best course of action can be challenging.
GM plants are the result of one of the most rapidly adopted plantbased technologies ever deployed. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of millions of people and billions of farm animals have been consuming products from these crops for more than 15 years.
This full-day workshop guides participants through both a big picture overview of Core Documents and on-the-ground details necessary to propel garden museums along the continuum of excellence.
Hear firsthand from the authors of the newly released American Alliance of Museums (AAM) white paper on museum ethics. Explore the similarities and differences between more traditional museums and living collec