ICOM Code of Ethics
The ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums sets minimum professional standards and encourages the recognition of values shared by the international museum community.
CIMAM General Principles of Deaccession
Professional codes of practice and ethical standards for institutions and individuals generated and adopted by CIMAM in 2009.
Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy
CIMAM officially endorses the Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy guidelines.
Outstanding Museum Practices in a Time of Global Crisis
In light of the closure of museums due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, CIMAM wishes to call attention to the exceptional work being carried out by our museums and peer institutions around the world at this critical time.
Codes of Conduct and Conflict of Interests Policy
Here you will find Art Museum Codes of Ethics and Codes of Conduct and Conflict of Interests Policies that have been shared generously by Members of CIMAM to be read as a reference.
Professional Practices in Art Museums
Published by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD). Museum directors and others responsible for museum governance are urged to review carefully and be guided by the professional principles outlined at this guide.
CIMAM Advocates for Museums for Modern and Contemporary Art at a time of World Crisis
At a time of social, economic and ecological crisis around the world that has been further intensified by the Covid-19 pandemic, the role of museums has never been more important. We congratulate UNESCO on their report on Museums Around the World in the Face of Covid-19, that outlines the social as well as the economic impact of some 85,000 museum closures.
UNESCO Report. Museums Around the World in the Face of COVID-19
UNESCO launched a study to assess, on the basis of contributions from states and museum professionals, the impact of COVID-19 on museums and museum institutions.
Preparing for the New Everyday
What can CIMAM do in a time of global health crisis? A letter by Mami Kataoka, President, and the Board of CIMAM.
Precautions for Museums during Covid-19 Pandemic
CIMAM, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art, is sharing this document based on the examples of the National Gallery Singapore, M+ Hong Kong, and Mori Art Museum in March in response to the outbreak of Covid-19. CIMAM will continue to share experiences of how museums are responding to the pandemic over time.
Curating Under Pressure: International Perspectives
Thanks to the collaboration with the National Coalition Against Censorship, CIMAM members can access the introduction and two chapters of the book.
Links to useful networks
A list of links to other networks dedicated to support and defend the rights and general standards of contemporary art professionals.