The American Association of Museums (AAM) released new guidelines on Monday that requires museums to make the ownership histories of its archaeological collections public. While the guidelines have no legal effect, the majority of museums voluntarily comply with the policies. The new AAM guidelines echo those released by the American Association of Museum Directors (AAMD) in June. Both sets of guidelines provide ethical guidance to procure and maintain collections in such a way as to discourage the illegal trade.
American Association of Museums Makes Ownership Histories Public
Posted on August 12, 2008