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Blue Shield Australia and AICCM are pleased to release this Guide [now available as Version 1.2]

Closed by COVID-19 – Checklist for GLAMs and Historical and Heritage Sites

Closed by COVID-19 – version 1.2 – 29Apr2020   Word Version

Closed by COVID-19 – version 1.2 – 29Apr2020  PDF Version

which has been produced to provide guidance for people who are responsible for closing collections of movable cultural heritage in collecting organisations such as archives, galleries, herbaria, historical societies, libraries and museums and at heritage sites.

Whether working as volunteers or as paid staff, the aim is to preserve the collection for the long term, by achieving high standards in management of the collection and its environment. In uncertain times where things are happening so quickly, Blue Shield Australia hope that this guide and checklist will be useful.

Who should use this Practice Guide?

This Guide is for people who are responsible for collections of movable cultural heritage in collecting organisations such as archives, galleries, herbaria, historical societies, keeping places, libraries and museums and at heritage sites. Whether working as volunteers or paid staff, their aim is to preserve the collection for the long term by achieving high standards in management of the collection and its environment. This Guide is likely to be most useful for organisations that do not have ready access to professional conservators. Collecting organisations range in size from the small (often managed entirely by volunteers) to the large (with hundreds of paid staff). Some organisations are  located in a single building. Others manage multiple buildings, sometimes at different sites. This Guide aims to provide advice that can be adapted to any size of organisation and uses the word ‘premises’ to refer to the physical structure/s where any part of an organisation’s collection is located.

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