Tree thumbnailStaff and board members with collecting hobbies often work for organizations that hold collections.

In order to ensure transparency and ethical behavior, it is wise to have staff and board members sign a code of ethics and conflict of interest waiver.

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs addresses ethical concerns by asking staff members to sign a waiver stating they have read and agree to the organization’s code of ethics statement. If staff members have conflicts of interest due to their collecting habits, space is provided to document those activities.

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