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Subject: Accreditation


From: Jane Henderson <hendersonj>
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 1999
Jack Thompson appears to be accusing the UK accreditation scheme of
not being honest to its members regarding non academic routes into
the profession.  From what I can gather this accusation is based on
the fact that accredited conservators will be required to provide
evidence of

>    adhering to and upholding professional guidelines and ethics in
>    your work *including legal requirements and any applicable
>    national and international conventions and codes of practice*.
>    (Italics theirs).

This requirement does not preclude anyone's membership by their
educational background, what it does restrict is their current
practice to acting within the law and agreed ethical codes. This
should present no more a restriction for a masters graduate or a
conservator who has studied in a workshop.

Also there is no restriction by specialism in conservation but that
any conservator regardless of their specialism must be able to
practice across the range of functions involved in conservation

Jane Henderson
Treasurer Joint Accreditation Group UK

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:85
                  Distributed: Wednesday, May 5, 1999
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Received on Wednesday, 5 May, 1999

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