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Discipline-Specific Standards




Anthropology

American Anthropological Association

American Association for State and Local History

National Park Service
National NAGPRA Program

 

Archeology

Archaeological Institute of America
Code of Ethics

National Park Service
Curatorial Care of Archeological Collections
Managing Archaeological Collections (Online Training Course)
National NAGPRA Program

Nebraska State Historical Society
The Importance and Care of Archeological Records

Society for American Archaeology
Principles of Archaeological Ethics

Society for Historical Archaeology
Standards and Guidelines for the Curation of Archaeological Collections

 

Archives

American Institute of Conservation
The Book and Paper Group Annual

National  Archives and Records Administration
Facility Standards for Records Storage Facilities

Society of American Archivists
Standards Portal

 

Art

Association of Art Museum Directors
Mission and History
Professional Practices in Art Museums

 

History

American Association for State and Local History


American Historical Association
Professional, Research, and Teaching Standards
Standards for Museum Exhibits dealing with Historical Subjects

 

Museums (General)

American Alliance of Museums
Collections Stewardship
Ethics, Standards, and Best Practices
Museum Assessment Program (MAP)

 

Natural History

General

Natural Science Collections Alliance

Scientific Collections International

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Biology

American Entomological Society

American Malacological Society

American Ornithologists' Union

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

American Society of Mammalologists

Botany Societies and Associations

Burke Museum
Herbarium Database

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Mission: Conservation

Florida Museum of Natural History
Malacology

Global Registry of Biorepositories (GRBio)

International Association for Plant Taxonomy
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code)

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Society for Marine Mammalogy

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Entomology
Collecting Insects

Geology

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mineralogical Society of America

Paleontology

Society for Vertebrate Paleontology

Society for Vertebrate Paleontology Ethics