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Paul N. Perrot, by Unknown, c. 1975, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 78-17406-7 or 78-17406.7.

May 29, 1978

A comprehensive code of ethics for the nation's museum community - the first revision since 1925 - was adopted unanimously by the American Association of Museums. The convention voted approval of the thirty-page document after Paul N. Perrot, Assistant Secretary for Museum Programs at the Smithsonian, urged its adoption by the Association.

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