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Collection storage improvements

In recognition of the need to regularly review and assess strategic storage requirements and to meet the Government's expectation that 75 per cent of the National Historical Collection would be stored at or above appropriate museum standards, the Museum acquired new storage space during the year. This enabled a largescale rationalisation of existing collection and non-collection storage and also achieved the creation of a dedicated large technology conservation workshop and upgraded storage for several historic vehicles.

By the end of the year the Museum had exceeded the Government's performance measure by 15 per cent, with 90 per cent of the National Historical Collection being stored at or above appropriate museum standards.

Further storage rationalisation will continue next year with the consolidation of bark paintings in the main repository, and the relocation of the Hong Hai refugee boat inside the McEacharn Street storage facility in Mitchell.