Display Ethics

Should human and animal remains be exhibited in museums?

Read or listen to two zoology museum curators talking about decisions they or their museums have made about this.

For an accompanying worksheet, click here.

Amanda Callaghan

Amanda Callaghan

Curator, Cole Museum of Zoology, Reading University


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Interview with Amanda Callaghan

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 Mark Carnall

Mark Carnall

Curator, Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London



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For the Museums Association's ethics code, click here. Sections 3 and 9 can help with thinking through these issues.

Interview with Mark Carnall

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Museum Studies at the University of Reading


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