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Simplicity in Complexity: Trends and Future Directions in Caring for Collections in Australia and Southeast Asia

Robyn Sloggett

Collections Care: Staying Relevant in Changing Times, ASEAN and Beyond: Conference Proceedings 23rd - 25th October 2019 | National Heritage Board | Published : 2019

Abstract

Southeast Asia and Australia are characterised by diversity in culture and custom, language, history, climate, religion and belief, methods of government, and economic capacity. Such diversity poses particular challenges for universal approaches to museum development and management, and in particular for practices, policies, and procedures relating to the care of collections. Conversely, diversity provides fertile ground for regional approaches, provided that decisions result from targeted research, the sharing of knowledge and resources, and the development of protocols and procedures that reflect the diversity and acknowledge the various capacities, including in economics, in literacy and ..

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