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Australian Government ComLaw

The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the lifecycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.The Legislation Register is managed by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel in accordance with the Legislation Act 2003. Here […]

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Collections Trust

The Collections Trust is the professional association for collections management. Established in 1977, it is a UK-based charity that works worldwide with museums, libraries, galleries and archives to improve the management and use of their collections. It does this by providing know-how, developing and promoting excellence, challenging existing practices, pioneering new ideas and bringing experts […]

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New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata

The New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu Pāremata (PCO) is responsible for drafting and publishing most of New Zealand’s legislation. The PCO is New Zealand’s law drafting office. It is responsible for drafting New Zealand Government Bills (except Inland Revenue Bills) and Legislative Instruments and publishing all New Zealand Bills, Acts, and Legislative Instruments, […]

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Keeping museum collections moving

As one barrier to the mobility of museum collections is removed with the Australian Government’s recent move to provide immunity legislation, another rears its head in the form of a policy change from Australian Customs that sees the costs skyrocket for lending and borrowing museums. It has been long recognised that the mobility of museum […]

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Registration and Collection Management at Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is 160 years old and houses approximately 3.5 million objects ranging from natural history (geology, botany, entomology, marine and land vertebrates), to human history (archaeology, ethnology, history, pictorial and applied arts) and the third largest heritage library in New Zealand. The Museum has approximately 170 full time staffing equivalents and over 200 volunteers. […]

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Sydney University Museums Collection Management profile

Sydney University Museums (SUM) has one of the largest and finest university collections of antiquities, art, ethnography, history and natural history in Australia with more than 100,000 artefacts and upwards of 600,000 natural history specimens. The collections are held across three museums: Nicholson Museum (antiquities), Macleay Museum (natural history, Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islanders’ […]

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Diploma in Law and Collection Management (Dip LCM)

The Australasian Registrars Committee, in partnership with the Institute of Art and Law, London, delivered the second Diploma in Law and Collection Management (Dip LCM) in April 2012. Following on from the successful inaugural class, offered last year, twenty-one participants spent one week at Museum Victoria under the intense tutelage of Professor Norman Palmer, QC. […]

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Mapping the road: Documenting travelling exhibitions

Over the last three years, as a member of the National Gallery of Australia Travelling Exhibitions team, I have travelled to major cities and regional towns around the country. In 2011 this included the management and installation of two very different travelling exhibitions: Australian portraits 1880–1960: paintings from the National Gallery of Australia collection and Space invaders: australian.street.stencils.posters.paste-ups.zines.stickers

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The Australian Dress Register

The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative online database project being developed by the Powerhouse Museum to document significant and well provenanced pieces of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.

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