Hear firsthand from the authors of the newly released American Alliance of Museums (AAM) white paper on museum ethics. Explore the similarities and differences between more traditional museums and living collections, including ethical issues unique to public gardens. Led by the American Public Gardens Association’s Plant Collections and Plant Conservation Professional Sections, a code of ethics for curators of living plant collections willl be developed. AAM accredited institutions should be highly interested in the new accreditation standards.

Presenters: A. Henderson, Royal Botanic Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada; J. Hart, Museums Standards & Excellence, American Alliance of Museums, Arlington, Virginia; S. Yerkovich, Institute of Museum Ethics, New York, New York; T. Thibault, The Huntington, San Marino, California.