Overview of Significance
Meredith Blake, formerly Project Manager, Victorian Collections
Meredith discusses the concept behind significance, introduces the publication Significance 2.0, and explains the process and possible benefits of Significance Assessments.
Case Study: Australian Racing Museum
Lorinda discusses how a significance assessment helped the Australian Racing Museum focus their collecting practice by identifying important objects in their collection and fill the gaps in contemporary collecting.
Significance in Art Collections, City of Melbourne
Eddie discusses how significance can be applied to art collections and acquisition criteria to assist the development of a significant collection.
Case Study: National Vietnam Veterans Museum
Andrew talks about what their significance assessment meant for the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, whether it was undertaken at the right time, and how the findings are not always what the committee might want to hear.
Preparing for a Significance Assessment
Belinda Ensor, Historian
Belinda explains how important it is for organisations to be well prepared to undertake a significance assessment, including organised collections, catalogue records and realistic expectations.
Resources & Links
Significance 2.0: a guide to assessing the significance ofÂ collections
Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia (funding for significance assessments)
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