Collections Management Survey

In 2010 Veronica undertook a Fellowship at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome, Italy. The subject of the Fellowship was the relationship between curators and conservators viewed through the lens of the respective techniques of significance assessment and risk assessment.

Two conference presentations and three journal papers resulted from the Integrated Collection Management research. 

'Collections Management: its value as a unifying concept' was presented to the 16th Triennial Conference of the Committee for Conservation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-CC) in Lisbon, in September 2011. Click here to purchase the Preprint article (free to ICOM members).

'The marriage of risk assessment and significance assessment: can it really work?' was presented to the International Symposium on Cultural Property Risk Analysis, also in Lisbon in September 2011. The paper arising from this symposium is due for publication shortly in Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals. The full citation for this article is Bullock, VM 2012 The marriage of risk assessment and significance assessment: challenges and opportunities, Guest Edited by Robert Waller, ‘The International Symposium on Cultural Property Risk Analysis’, a focus issue of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 8:4 (Fall 2012), pp. 307-322

The final article resulting from this research is 'Integrated Collection Management: an investigation into combining collection significance assessment and risk assessment for teaching purposes' in volume 33 of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) Bulletin, pages 62-72. Originally scheduled for publication in 2011, this article was published late in 2012.

It has not been possible to include the data tables in any of these publications so they are provided here in percentage format, to coincide with most descripitions in the journal article texts. Other researchers are encouraged to use this data, and should readily be able to convert back to numbers if required.

Click here (pdf download) to access the 'Collections Management in Focus' Survey aggregated data.

Click here (pdf download) to access the underpinning 'Collections Management in Focus' questionnaire.