ICOM Standards on Fundraising
The following standards elaborate on the principles of the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums concerning the development of financial resources for a museum through fundraising. In this document, financial support refers to money raised by a museum from external sources including individuals, philanthropic organizations, foundations, businesses, and governmental bodies. In all circumstances, museums must comply with all applicable laws related to raising funds for its activities and should reference the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums as a cornerstone of all fundraising policies.
ETHICAL PRINCIPLES (from the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums)
Museums are responsible for the tangible and intangible natural and cultural heritage. Governing bodies and those concerned with the strategic direction and oversight of museums have a primary responsibility to protect and promote this heritage as well as the human, physical and financial resources made available for that purpose.
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