Code of Conduct

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The Anchorage Museum Association is committed to creating a safe space for everyone. Your participation in Anchorage Museum programming as someone planning, participating in, or attending one of our in-person or virtual programs, constitutes your agreement to abide by this Code of Conduct.

*To be friendly and patient. To be as helpful as possible and to foster a positive attitude and experience for all.

*To be welcoming. We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.

*To be respectful. Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one. Participants of the Anchorage Museum community should be respectful when dealing with others.

*To be careful in the words that we choose and conduct ourselves respectfully. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior are not acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Violent threats or language directed against another person.
  • Discriminatory jokes and language.
  • Sharing sexually explicit or violent material.
  • Posting (or threatening to post) other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).
  • Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.
  • Repeated harassment of others. In general, if someone asks you to stop, then stop.

*To discuss and/or pitch personal projects only within a professional boundary, without excessively selling personal products, projects, or services.

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to us. A member of the Anchorage Museum team will respond to acknowledge receipt of the report. Response/action taken will depend on details and context of the suspected violation to address the issue. Anyone found to violate the Code of Conduct may be removed from the an online community or event.

We understand how important a Code of Conduct is and we invite your input to strengthen our policies to ensure the safety and inclusiveness of our community. If you have any input, feedback and/or suggestions, please contact us.

Reporting Guide

If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct we ask that you report it to the Anchorage Museum via the online form.  All reports will be kept confidential. In some instances, we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that's the case, the identities of all victims and reporters will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct the Anchorage Museum otherwise.

If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify appropriate law enforcement first. If you are unsure what law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.

If you are unsure whether the incident is a violation, or whether the space where it happened is covered by this Code of Conduct, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct or the processes surrounding it.

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