Conference 2019

The Moral Museum: Understanding everyday ethics


Wednesday 17th April 2019

10:30 – 16:30

Sir Duncan Rice Library

University of Aberdeen



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We invite papers for our annual conference from the UK museums sector and beyond. Please share this with anyone you think may be interested.




Do museums have a moral compass?


We want to hear what you think about museum ethics in the 21st century. Do museums care about their collections, their audiences, or their workforce? Do we care too much? Do we care enough? While moral and ethical dilemmas are not new to the sector, we want to explore recent learning and developments in these areas.




Share the practical steps you’ve taken to address museum morals in a case study. Bring evidence for new approaches to ethical museum work. Join the debate on dilemmas that are becoming more common. We’d love to see entries on a wide range of subjects and themes for how we should be tackling these issues as a sector. Your proposal can be for a breakout session, workshop or panel discussion. Proposals should be up to 30 minutes for presentations and up to 40 minutes for other sessions.


DEADLINE for proposals is Friday 21st December 2018





SMF Call for Papers 2019 Submission Form