Code of Ethics and Practice

Our Code of Ethics and Code of Practice is really important.

It ensures that we act at all times to ensure the protection and conservation of cultural material, as well as to promote the standing, accountability and standards of the profession within the Australian community.

It's your guarantee that conservators are accountable and trustworthy to the task of conserving and protecting valuable cultural materials.

Read it here.

Conserving cultural heritage is a skilled task and relies on an understanding of the significance of the object as well as detailed structural and chemical knowledge. Conservation treatments should be carried out by qualified conservators. We have published a set of guidelines to help when engaging a conservator.

Read commissioning conservation treatment guidelines.