Cultural property

Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of submissions which...

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Research report

14 Dec 2016

This project is a strong example of how support from a large organisation (the State Library of Western Australia) can assist local people (Mowanjum Community) with their project to deliver culturally appropriate digitalaccess to important collections.

The Mowanjum Aboriginal Art and...

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Website

14 Oct 2016

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is widely regarded as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The scheme is the most significant project to be undertaken as part of the post-war reconstruction program and has become an enduring symbol of Australia's identity as a multicultural, independent, and...

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Research report

30 Sep 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art is a distinctive feature of Australia’s cultural and creative landscape and a sizeable component of Australian identity. While the political dimensions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art remain much contested, the aesthetic and economic aspects...

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Research report

07 Jan 2016

GLAM peak bodies and institutions in Australia have put together case studies of ways in which digital access to collections have made a positive impact on people's lives.

  1. Providing valuable resources for researchers
  2. Fuelling innovation
  3. Keeping indigenous languages
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Research report

22 Nov 2015

Presents a summary of the existing laws in NSW, the proposed reforms, and some selected stakeholder views.

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Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for over 40,000 years. They have developed a rich cultural heritage which continues to have great...

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Book

13 Nov 2015

During the late eighteenth century, a musical–cultural phenomenon swept the globe. The English square piano—invented in the early 1760s by an entrepreneurial German guitar maker in London—not only became an indispensable part of social life, but also inspired the creation of an expressive and...

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Journal article

19 Jun 2013

This volume addresses the history and heritage of the ‘Macassan’ fishers who made the long and sometimes dangerous maritime journey from the port town of Makassar in southern Sulawesi to the coastline of Arnhem Land and the Kimberley, northern Australia, from before European settlement...

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Research report

16 Jun 2013

This report is an update on the implementation of recommendations of World Heritage Committee decision: 36 COM 7B.8, Great Barrier Reef (Australia) (N 154).

WWF and AMCS remain concerned that neither the Australian nor Queensland governments are adequately addressing the World Heritage...

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Research report

28 Sep 2012

This article provides a critical analysis of some of the seven proposals put forward to regulate and amend the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972.

Reference is made throughout to Aboriginal heritage legislation in other Australian jurisdictions. We do not mean to suggest any of...

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Research report

30 Jul 2012

This paper argues that reform of Aboriginal heritage legislation in New South Wales is well overdue.

Thousands of Aboriginal cultural heritage sites have been damaged or destroyed in New South Wales (NSW) in recent years. According to the 2011 State of Indigenous Cultural...

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Journal article

21 Aug 2009

In 2007 the federal government commenced a review into the feasibility of extending the legal deposit scheme to include audiovisual and electronic material. This paper examines the history and significance of legal deposit as well as the relationship between legal deposit and cultural and...

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Book

09 Mar 2009

Significance defines the meanings and values of a cultural heritage item or collection through research and analysis, and by assessment against a standard set of criteria.

Significance 2.0 outlines the theory, practice and many applications of the concept of significance in...

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Research report

14 May 2008

Portfolio budget statements for the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and organisations including the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Gallery of Australia, the National...

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Research report

22 Apr 2008

This information paper identifies the agreed priorities and action for information development in the area of Arts and Cultural Heritage. The paper also identifies gaps in available data and provides recommendations for addressing these data gaps. Recommendations will be implemented...

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Article

12 Feb 2008

Digital resources produced by publicly funded organisations are a valuable asset to the research and education community. Many people in the sector believe that access to and use of these digital resources could be better and that the wider use of open content licences would help to improve the...

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Research report

04 Oct 2007

The library and information profession has much to learn to meet the information needs of Indigenous people and appropriately manage Indigenous knowledge within their organisations.

The Indigenous perspective can well understand the profession's desire to have clear prescriptions for...

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Research report

25 Sep 2007

Who are the people in the Netherlands with an active interest in cultural heritage and the performing arts, and who prefer to leave these forms of culture alone? Have the size and composition of the groups of 'culture-lovers' and 'culture-leavers' changed since the end of the 1970s? This...

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Research report

21 Sep 2007

According to UNESCO intangible cultural heritage (ICH) ? or living heritage ? is the mainspring of our cultural diversity and its maintenance a guarantee for continuing creativity. As of 30 August 2007 eighty States have already deposited their instrument of ratification, approval or acceptance...

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Research report

20 Jun 2007

This publication explores the challenges and successes in implementing the Convention over the past 30 years. A historical perspective serves as the backdrop to analyse the current state of conservation of cultural and natural World Heritage sites before exploring looming areas of concern, such...

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