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Cultural Heritage Resources

Arts Tasmania is responsible for the State Government's programs for movable cultural heritage, including the Cultural Heritage Program and the Roving Curator Program. Arts Tasmania also provides representation on national bodies promoting better management of our movable cultural heritage.

Cultural Heritage Documents

The following resources have been developed by Arts Tasmania's Roving Curators to assist museums, collections and art galleries.

Collection Care Toolkit

Collection Care Toolkit - PDF 244 KB
Collection Care Toolkit - Word doc 400 KB

Museum induction package for volunteers

Arts Tasmania has produced a volunteer induction package to provide an easy-to-use guide for all volunteers who work within Tasmania's community museums. The package contains information about policies and procedures, the roles and responsibilities of volunteers and sample position descriptions for museum volunteers and volunteer supervisors. It can be tailored to fit the needs of your group to create your own volunteers' manual.

Arts Tasmania acknowledges the work of museum consultant Sue Atkinson in providing the template for this package.

Museum induction package for volunteers - Word doc 560 KB

Significance 2.0

Significance 2.0 published by the Collections Council of Australia is a comprehensive document explaining the concept of significance in collection management and how to undertake a significance assessment.

In addition, the National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries is featured below.

Museums Australia (Victoria) also hosts a broad range of resources and templates on their resources web page.

National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries

National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries – Version 1.5 (2016) – PDF 1.3 MB

If you're interested in finding out more about museum development programs and other activities related to museum standards contact the Roving Curators at Arts Tasmania.

Contact us

If you're interested in finding out more about museum development programs and other activities related to museum standards contact the Roving Curators at Arts Tasmania.

Veronica Macno
Roving Curator
(03) 6777 2790
veronica.macno@arts.tas.gov.au

Melissa Smith
Roving Curator
(03) 6777 2789
melissa.smith@arts.tas.gov.au