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Performance commentaries output group 1.1

Output group 1.1: Collection development and management

  • New Collections Development Policy, Framework and Implementation Plan were introduced to guide future acquisitions, exhibitions and programs.

  • 32 new acquisitions were approved by Council.

  • Collection documentation and control were improved.

  • There was a large scale rationalisation of collection and non-collection storage.

  • There was a 50 per cent increase in public visits to collections in storage.

  • A staff member was appointed to the Australian Government's Cultural Heritage Reference Group for Iraq.

  • Conservation advice was provided to the local community affected by the January bushfires.

  • International masterclasses in photographic conservation were presented at the Museum.

  • The remains of 405 individuals were returned to Aboriginal communities.