Museum Skills Workshops:
Significance assessment

About the event

A display of farming tools and implements
Kingaroy Heritage Museum display. Courtesy of M&G QLD.

Date: 19 March 2016
Mary Poppins Building, Maryborough

Full day workshop with Lydia Egunnike.

Topics covered included:

  • The importance of assessing significance
  • What is Significance 2.0?
  • The power of provenance
  • The significance assessment process: Each group will work through the assessment process using an object from their collection
  • Writing a statement of significance
  • Reviewing statements of significance

Participants were requested to bring one object per organisation for the significance assessment exercise.

About Lydia Egunnike

Lydia Egunnike is the Museum Development Officer for Southern Inland Queensland, Queensland Museum Network. She is a professional conservator who has worked at State Library of Queensland, University of Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, UK and Hartley Library, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. Lydia holds professional membership of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material.


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The Community Heritage Grants program is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.


Training & Professional Development team

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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