Museum Collection Ethics discusses the complexities inherent in acquiring, preserving, and, making accessible to the public the extraordinary range of culturally significant objects entrusted to museums. The book provides an encompassing look at the intellectual, practical and stewardship duties museums by definition assume. Differences between ethics and laws, customs and expectations, practices and potentials are reviewed in the context of museum operations. These considerations are not synonymous. Each has its own characteristics. All infuse how museums treat collections.