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The conservation professional should use the following guidelines and supplemental commentaries together with the AIC Code of Ethics in the pursuit of ethical practice. The commentaries are separate documents, created by the AIC membership, How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos that are intended to amplify this document and to accommodate growth and change in the field.

1. Conduct: Adherence to the Code of Ethics and How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos Guidelines for Practice is a matter of personal responsibility. The conservation professional should always be guided by the intent of this document, recognizing that specific circumstances may legitimately affect professional decisions.

2. Disclosure:In professional relationships, the conservation professional should share complete and accurate information relating to the efficacy and value of How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos materials and procedures.

In seeking and disclosing such How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos information, and that relating to analysis and research, the conservation professional should recognize the importance of published information that has undergone formal peer review.

3. Laws and Regulations:The conservation professional should be cognizant of laws and regulations that may have a bearing on professional How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos activity. Among these laws and regulations are those concerning the rights of artists and their estates, occupational health and safety, sacred and religious material, excavated objects, endangered species, human remains, and stolen property.

4. Practice:Regardless of the nature of employment, the conservation professional should follow appropriate How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos standards for safety, security, contracts, fees, and advertising.

5. Health and Safety:The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional should be aware of issues concerning the safety of materials and procedures and should make this information available to others, as appropriate.

5b. Security:The conservation professional should provide working and storage conditions designed to protect How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos cultural property.

5c. Contracts: The conservation professional may enter into contractual agreements with individuals, institutions, businesses, or government agencies provided that such agreements do not conflict with principles of the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice.

5d.Fees: Fees charged by the conservation professional should be commensurate with services rendered. The division of a fee is acceptable only when based on the division of How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos service or responsibility.

6. Advertising: Advertising and other How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos representations by the conservation professional should present an accurate description of credentials and services. Limitations concerning the use of the AIC name or membership status should be followed as stated in the AIC Bylaws, section II, 13.

7. Communication:Communication between the How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional and the owner, custodian, or authorized agent of the cultural property is essential to ensure an agreement that reflects shared decisions and realistic expectations.

8. Consent:The conservation professional should act only with the consent of the owner, custodian, or authorized agent. The owner, custodian, or agent should be informed of any circumstances that necessitate significant deviations from the agreement. When possible, notification should be made before such How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos changes are made.

9. Confidentiality:Except as provided in the How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, the conservation professional should consider relationships with an owner, custodian, or authorized agent as confidential. Information derived from examination, scientific investigation, or treatment of the cultural property should not be published or otherwise made How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos public without written permission.

10. Supervision:The conservation professional is responsible for work delegated to other professionals, students, interns, volunteers, subordinates, or agents and assignees. Work should not be delegated or subcontracted unless the conservation professional can supervise the work directly, can ensure proper supervision, or has sufficient knowledge of the practitioner to be confident of the quality of the work. When appropriate, the owner, custodian, or agent should be informed if such How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos delegation is to occur.

11. Education:Within the limits of How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos knowledge, ability, time, and facilities, the conservation professional is encouraged to become involved in the education of conservation personnel. The objectives and obligations of the parties shall be agreed upon mutually.

12. Consultation:Since no individual can be expert in every aspect of conservation, it may be appropriate to consult with colleagues or, in some instances, to refer the How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos owner, custodian, or authorized agent to a professional who is more experienced or better equipped to accomplish the required work. If the owner requests a second opinion, this request must be respected.

13.Recommendations and References:The conservation professional should not provide recommendations without direct knowledge of a colleague’s competence and experience. Any reference to the work of others must be based on facts and personal How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos knowledge rather than on hearsay. 

14. Adverse Commentary: A How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional may be required to testify in legal, regulatory, or administrative proceedings concerning allegations of unethical conduct. Testimony concerning such matters should be given at these proceedings or in connection with paragraph 13 of these How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos Guidelines.

15. Misconduct: Allegations of unethical conduct should be reported in writing to the AIC president as described in the AIC Bylaws, section II, 12. As stated in the bylaws, all correspondence regarding alleged unethical conduct shall be held in the strictest confidence. Violations of the Code and Guidelines that constitute unethical conduct may result in disciplinary action.

16. Conflict of Interest:The conservation professional should avoid situations in which there is a potential for a conflict of interest that may affect the quality of work, lead to the dissemination of false information, or give the How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos appearance of impropriety.

17. Related Professional Activities:The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional should be especially mindful of the considerable potential for conflict of interest in activities such as authentication, appraisal, or art dealing.

EXAMINATION AND SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION

18. Justification:Careful examination of cultural property forms the basis for all future action by the conservation professional. Before undertaking any How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos examination or tests that may cause change to cultural property, the conservation professional should establish the necessity for such procedures.

19. Sampling and Testing:Prior consent must be obtained from the owner, custodian, or agent before any material is removed from a cultural property. Only the minimum required should be removed, and a record of removal must be made. When appropriate, the How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos material removed should be retained. 

20. Interpretation:Declarations of age, origin, or authenticity should be made only when based on sound evidence.

21. Scientific Investigation:The conservation professional should follow accepted scientific standards and research protocols. Preventive Conservation:The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional should recognize the critical importance of preventive conservation as the most effective means of promoting the long-term preservation of cultural property.

The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional should provide guidelines for continuing use and care, recommend appropriate environmental conditions for storage and exhibition, and encourage proper procedures for handling, packing, and transport.

TREATMENT

22. Suitability:The conservation professional performs within a continuum of care and will rarely be the last entrusted with the conservation of a How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos cultural property.

The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional should only recommend or undertake treatment that is judged suitable to the preservation of the aesthetic, conceptual, and physical characteristics of the cultural property. When nonintervention best serves to promote the preservation of the cultural property, it may be appropriate to recommend that no treatment be performed.

23. Materials and Methods:The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional is responsible for choosing materials and methods appropriate to the objectives of each specific treatment and consistent with currently accepted practice. The advantages of the materials and methods chosen must be balanced against their potential adverse effects on future examination, scientific investigation, treatment, and How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos function. 

24. Compensation for Loss: Any How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos intervention to compensate for loss should be documented in treatment records and reports and should be detectable by common examination methods. Such compensation should be reversible and should not falsely modify the known aesthetic, conceptual, and physical characteristics of the cultural property, especially by removing or obscuring original material.

DOCUMENTATION

25.Documentation:The How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos conservation professional has an obligation to produce and maintain accurate, complete, and permanent records of examination, sampling, scientific investigation, and treatment. When appropriate, the records should be both written and pictorial. The kind and extent of documentation may vary according to the circumstances, the nature of the object, or whether an individual object or a collection is to be How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos documented.

The purposes of such How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos documentation are: to establish the condition of cultural property; to aid in the care of cultural property by providing information helpful to future treatment and by adding to the profession’s body of knowledge;

• to aid the owner, custodian, or authorized agent and society as a whole in the appreciation and use of cultural How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos property by increasing understanding of an object’s aesthetic, conceptual, and physical characteristics; and

• to aid the conservation professional by providing a reference that can assist in the continued development of knowledge and by supplying records that can help avoid misunderstanding and unnecessary litigation.

26. Documentation of Examination:Before any intervention, the conservation professional should make a thorough examination of the cultural property and create appropriate How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos records. 

These How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos records and the reports derived from them must identify the cultural property and include the date of examination and the name of the examiner. They also should include, as appropriate, a description of structure, materials, condition, and pertinent history.

27.Treatment Plan:Following examination and before treatment, the conservation professional should prepare a plan describing the course of treatment. This How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos plan should also include the justification for and the objectives of treatment, alternative approaches, if feasible, and the potential risks. When appropriate, this plan should be submitted as a proposal to the owner, custodian, or authorized agent.

28. Documentation of Treatment:During treatment, the conservation professional should maintain dated documentation that includes a record or description of techniques or procedures involved, materials used and their composition, the nature and extent of all alterations, and any additional How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos information revealed or otherwise ascertained. 

A report prepared from these records should summarize this How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos information and provide, as necessary, recommendations for subsequent care.

29. Preservation of Documentation:Documentation is an invaluable part of the history of cultural property and should be produced and maintained in as permanent a manner as practicable. Copies of How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos reports of examination and treatment must be given to the owner, custodian, or authorized agent, who should be advised of the importance of maintaining these materials with the cultural property.

Documentation is also an important part of the profession’s body of knowledge. The conservation professional should strive to preserve these records and give other professionals appropriate access to them, when access does not contravene agreements regarding How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos confidentiality.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS

30. Emergency Situations:Emergency situations can pose serious How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos risks of damage to or loss of cultural property that may warrant immediate intervention on the part of the conservation professional.

In an emergency that threatens cultural property, How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos the conservation professional should take all reasonable action to preserve the cultural property, recognizing that strict adherence to the Guidelines for Practice may not be possible.

AMMENDMENTS

31. Amendments:Proposed amendments to the Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice must be initiated by petition to the AIC Board of Directors from at least five members who are Fellows or How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos Professional Associates of AIC.

The board will direct the appropriate committee to prepare the amendments for vote in accordance with procedures described in Section VII of the Bylaws. Acceptance of amendments or changes must be affirmed by at least two-thirds of all AIC Fellows and How To Restore Smoke Damaged Photos Professional Associates voting.

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