Commentary

116.1 Ethical commitments—borrowing museums

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116.1 Ethical commitments—borrowing museums

| Commentary

116 Law as an aid to fulfilment of ethical commitments

116.1 Ethical commitments—borrowing museums

The making of advance provision, within the agreement, for potential claims or controversies regarding title could play a substantial part in enabling a borrowing museum to comply with its ethical commitments, as well as mitigating the effect of legal entanglements. For example, the Museums Association’s Code of Ethics for Museums requires all those who work for or govern museums to ensure that they1:

‘Conduct due diligence to verify the ownership of any item prior to purchase or loan, and that the current holder is

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