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Subject: AIC Code of Ethics revision

AIC Code of Ethics revision

From: Paul N. Banks <pbanks>
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1993
Suggested Revisions to Draft of 5/93


Revised 1st paragraph:

The preservation of cultural property is the primary goal of the
conservation profession.  Cultural property consists of objects or
collections that have inherent artistic, historic, natural, religious,
scientific, or social value. Value as cultural property may lie in
individual objects or in aggregate collections, and cultural property
has varying combinations of aesthetic, documentary, and functional

added second paragraph:

Cultural property constitutes an invaluable and irreplaceable legacy to
future generations, who cannot speak for themselves. Conservation
professionals are thus obligated to provide as broad a range as feasible
of options for future generations to have access to, to enjoy, to
appreciate, and to benefit from this legacy.

(third paragraph as is)

(add after section 27)

[xx]. Aggregate collections: For cultural property that is treated in
mass or as aggregates, for which individual photographs and examination
and treatment records are not feasible, as for example many library and
archives materials, conservation professionals should prepare and
maintain generalized or group treatment plans and documentation.

Paul N. Banks
GSLIS--The University of Texas at Austin
30 June 1993

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