Roslyn Russell, Kylie Winkworth
© Commonwealth of Australia, 2010
ISBN 97 80977544363 (pbk)
A publication such as Significance 2.0 is by its nature the product of a collaborative process. Many people have been involved in its development at all stages, and their expertise, knowledge and wisdom has contributed to a very large degree to its final shape.
We are particularly grateful to Sue Nattrass, former Chair of the Collections Council of Australia, for her skilful chairing of our project meetings. Also thanks to Ian Cook, who has acted as Sector Advocate throughout the development of this publication. Margaret Birtley, Collections Council Chief Executive Officer, has given us the benefit of her advice at all points of the project. Veronica Bullock has acted as project manager throughout and has steered the work to its conclusion, ably assisted by Charlotte Smith and Alexis Tindall. Valina Rainer provided copy editing, Gregg Mitchell and Jerry Pendleton delivered the inspiring print design and, together with John O'Brien and Collections Council staff, developed the Significance 2.0 website.
We also warmly acknowledge the many colleagues that we have consulted over case studies, illustrations and thorny questions of significance practice and terminology. Our thanks for taking the time to read drafts of the text and suggest alternative wordings, answer our questions, allow us to use images or suggest alternatives, and generally to help us avoid errors.
Particular thanks to colleagues who were able to review and comment on the draft of Significance 2.0 in a very short time frame. While we couldn't accommodate all the suggestions, every reader's report received the most careful consideration and debate. It was a process that improved the final text and made us wish we had 200 pages to do justice to all the ideas and commentary.
Thank you to the colleagues who contributed to the Collections Council's initial survey on Significance. This was an essential reference throughout the development of Significance 2.0. We were leafing through answers and responses almost up to publication.
The 2008 workshop provided a great many ideas and perspectives to consider through the research process. We thank those who gave excellent papers (see http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au/fifth+announcement+2+july+2008.aspx ) and the participants who contributed many ideas.
For their assistance we thank: Elizabeth Adkins, Karen Anderson, Margaret Anderson, Nola Anderson, Bart Ankersmit, Stephen Anstey, Eric Archer, Helen Arnoldi, Shirani Aththas, Sue Atkinson, Amanda Bacon, Ann Baillie, Christen Bell, Julie Blyth, Deborah Bowman, Bill and Betty Boyd, Stephanie Boyle, Agnes Brokerhof, Antoinette Buchanan, Margy Burn, Annette Burns, Wally Caruana, Julie Collins, Susan Collins, Kristie Cooke, Abby Cooper, Carol Cooper, Karen Coote, Judith Cornell, John Coster, Charlie Costain, Belinda Cotton, Clare-Frances Craig, Adrian Cunningham, Joanna Day, Michael Desmond, Jenny Deves, Paul Donnelly, Anne Dunn, Andrew Durham, Patricia Egan, Pam Enting, Samantha Farnsworth, Su Ferreira, Veronica Filmer, Daina Fletcher, Bruce Ford, Denis French, Ro Gaetjens, Amareswar Galla, Don Garden, Diane Gardiner, Christine Garnaut, Stephen Gates, Liz Gillroy, Anna Gray, Caroline Greenway, Warrick Hansted, Danielle Head, John Heath, Iwona Hetherington, Clare Hoey, Joanne Hyland, Lisa Jones, Joanne King, Kylie King, Maureen Kingston, Kerry Laidlaw, Tony Leschen, Jan Lier, Nick Lomb, Linda Luther, Jan Lyall, Elizabeth Marsden, Ian McBain, Joyce McCarthy, Paul McInnes, Ken McKenzie, Leah McKenzie, Kathryn Medlock, Jeffrey Mellefont, Danie Mellor, Kylie Message, Toby Moritz, Howard Morphy, Robert Morris, Bernice Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Belinda Nemec, Richard Neville, Michelle Newton, Nick Nicholson, Kitty Owens, Trevor Pascoe, David Payne, John Petersen, Andrew Piper, Amanda Pontifex, Rose-lee Power, Ruth Quinn, Brian Randall, Jenna Randall, Linda Raymond, Catherine Reade, Sarah-Jane Rennie, Margot Riley, David Roberts, Catherine Robinson, Helena Robinson, Lynette Russell, Katie Saarikko, Joanna Sassoon, The Very Reverend Phillip Saunders, Ilka Schacht, Rebecca Schultz, Zoe Scott, Madeleine Scully, Maggie Shapley, Robyn Sloggett, Michelle Smith, Debbie Sommers, David Stemmer, Erin Stephens, Claire Stevenson, Jane Stewart, Bill Storer, Joy Suliman, Lisa Sullivan, Michelle Summerton, Stephen Thompson, Alan and Judy Tierney, Alison Todd, Deborah Tranter, Gary Vines, Meredith Walker, Greg Wallace, James Warden, Elizabeth Watt, Annette Welkamp, Kathryn Wells, Richard Wesley, Margie West, Isabel Wilson, Marie Wood and Gavin Young.
We would like to especially acknowledge the contributions of Linda Young to the first edition of Significance, and to important debates around significance criteria, principles and methodology.