The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Institutional Code of Ethics guides transparent and ethical behavior of the organization.

This document explains the purpose of the commission, how staff and commission members are held accountable for their actions, what constitutes a conflict of interest, the professional expectations of management, the adherence to the collections management policies, accessibility of programs and facilities, and the importance of scholarly and inclusive interpretation.

This is a useful model for organizations writing a code of ethics for the first time or ones revising their current code.

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