• Professional conduct – observing accepted standards and laws; safeguarding individuals and communities against illegal or unethical professional conduct; respecting laws and conventions that regulate the import, export and transfer of cultural property; practising due diligence; and operating in an open and honest way.
  • Respecting the origin of cultural property – initiating dialogues for the return of cultural property to a country or people of origin; returning cultural property that can be demonstrated to have been exported or transferred in violation of the principles of international and national conventions.
  • Doing no harm – avoiding harm to an individual or a community or the general public.
  • Respect for diversity of belief – showing respect for individuals, cultural groups and communities; giving consideration to the cultural and historical backgrounds, beliefs and values relevant to all parties concerned.
  • Solidarity – recognising that we all have a shared humanity and an interest in furthering common goals and tolerating differences that respect fundamental human rights; rising above our differences to find common ground through co-operation and consensus.