ICOM Code of Ethics
The cornerstone of ICOM is the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums. It sets minimum standards of professional practice and performance for museums and their staff. In joining the organisation, ICOM members undertake to abide by this Code.
The ICOM Code of Professional Ethics was adopted unanimously by the 15th General Assembly of ICOM in Buenos Aires (Argentina) on 4 November, 1986. It was amended by the 20th General Assembly in Barcelona (Spain) on 6 July 2001, retitled ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums, and revised by the 21st General Assembly in Seoul (Republic of Korea) on 8 October, 2004.
First published in the three official languages of ICOM, the Code of Ethics has been translated into numerous other languages by ICOM’s committees.
ICOM CODE OF ETHICS, English Version
ICOM CODE OF ETHICS, Azerbaijani Version