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ICMAH annual conference “the professional and ethical dimensions of archaeology”
Sessions included “archaeology, history and identity”, “public access and dissemination of knowledge”, ownership and claim of archaeological heritage” and finally “ethics of archaeological research”. Ethical rules are the cornerstones of a common frame of reference. The will to regulate is presently better than in the past. We want a professional museum sector based on best practice but there are too many different codes of – the conference called for a new version of the ICOM Code of Ethics.
The conference in Athens, too, was used to launch a proposal for a session in Milan under coordination of ICOM Netherlands, partnered by among others EXARC on archaeological landscapes and the role of museums in interpreting those, by example of the Roman Limes on the Lower Rhine in Germany and the Netherlands.
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