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Significance
Overview <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Historical development </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Significance...
Origins <ul><li>Report on Enquiry into the National Estate 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Pigott Report 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Bur...
Definition <ul><li>Significance refers to the values and meanings that items and collections have for people and communiti...
Undertaking a Significance Assessment <ul><li>A qualified historian, curator or archivist  </li></ul><ul><li>Will assess y...
Components <ul><li>Historic </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><u...
Historic <ul><li>Does your collection have an association with significant people, places or events? </li></ul>
Aesthetic <ul><li>Does your collection contain objects of outstanding craftsmanship, style, technical excellence or qualit...
Scientific or Research <ul><li>Does your collection have the potential for further examination or study or could it influe...
Social or Spiritual <ul><li>Does your collection contain objects that are highly regarded in your community for their soci...
Comparison with other collections <ul><li>Provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Representativeness </li></ul><ul><li>Rarity </li></...
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  1. 1. Significance
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Historical development </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Significance Assessment </li></ul>
  3. 3. Origins <ul><li>Report on Enquiry into the National Estate 1974 </li></ul><ul><li>Pigott Report 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Burra Charter 1979 </li></ul><ul><li>AICCM Code of Ethics 1986 </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson Reports on Heritage Collections in Australia, 1991-3 </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated Burra Charter 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Significance, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Significance 2.0, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Definition <ul><li>Significance refers to the values and meanings that items and collections have for people and communities. Significance helps unlock the potential of collections, creating opportunities for communities to access and enjoy collections, and to understand the history, cultures and environments of Australia. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Significance 2.0 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Undertaking a Significance Assessment <ul><li>A qualified historian, curator or archivist </li></ul><ul><li>Will assess your collections significance by considering its history and comparing it to other similar collections </li></ul><ul><li>Produce a report which provides a list of prioritised recommendations for the future use and interpretation of your collection. </li></ul><ul><li>These recommendations form a good list of tasks/projects for future grant applications </li></ul>
  6. 6. Components <ul><li>Historic </li></ul><ul><li>Aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity / Provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Rarity </li></ul><ul><li>Representativeness </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Historic <ul><li>Does your collection have an association with significant people, places or events? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Aesthetic <ul><li>Does your collection contain objects of outstanding craftsmanship, style, technical excellence or quality of design? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Scientific or Research <ul><li>Does your collection have the potential for further examination or study or could it influence existing research? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social or Spiritual <ul><li>Does your collection contain objects that are highly regarded in your community for their social, spiritual or cultural connections? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Comparison with other collections <ul><li>Provenance </li></ul><ul><li>Representativeness </li></ul><ul><li>Rarity </li></ul><ul><li>Condition </li></ul>
  12. 12. Uses
  13. 13. Case Study

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