Projects

Margaret follows a structured approach for each project, using established methodologies to achieve high-quality results.

Recent projects (selected)

2016-17

Strategic planning advice for RMIT Gallery

Deaccessioning workshop for Yarra Ranges Council

2015-16

Literature review for the National Trust of South Australia

Projects for Significance International, Canberra, including:

Deaccessioning Workshop for Yarra Ranges Council

2014-15

Report on a grant program for the Department of Culture and the Arts, Western Australia

2014

Projects for Significance International, Canberra, including:

  • Coordination of significance assessments of the Telstra Heritage Collection, and contributions to a report on the current state of the collection
  • Contributions to a report on the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies collection, Canberra (click here to read Significance International’s summary of the outcomes)
  • Significance assessment of the Albert Park–South Melbourne Rowing Club heritage collection (click here to read the Club’s report on the project)

Assessment (re-boxing and creation of an inventory) of the Victorian Young Farmers collection of archives and memorabilia

Guest lecturer at an Army Museums Network training course coordinated by the Australian Army History Unit

2013

Grant application on behalf of Glenhuntly Athletic Club, Victoria

Assistance with projects for Significance International, Canberra

2010

Preliminary assessment of the significance of collections at Carrick Hill, South Australia

Past projects

via Collections Council of Australia

2005 – 2006
Project Manager for the Australian contribution to Cultural Spend and Infrastructure, undertaken by AEA Consulting as an international benchmarking study for the UK’s Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

via Deakin University

2009
Honorary lecturer in a week-long Special Course in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, delivering lectures on current issues in museology, and facilitating discussion sessions with a cohort of 24 postgraduate Filipino students.

2004
Director of a four-week study tour and Museum Studies course for seven personnel from the Military Museum of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces

2004
Facilitator of peer-review of an exhibition at Jewish Museum of Australia

2002 – 2005
Co-ordinator and chief presenter of An Introduction to Museum Practice, an annual intensive one-week course for personnel from the Army Museums Network, commissioned by the Army History Unit

2003
Facilitator of planning workshop for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria’s Heritage Collections

2001
Senior Researcher in the Deakin University team that undertook the Australia-wide Study into the Key Needs of Collecting Institutions in the Heritage Sector, commissioned by the Cultural Ministers’ Council

2000
Presenter of a set of short courses for volunteer personnel at the National Wool Museum, Geelong

2000
Bid Manager and Project Adviser for a Feasibility Study of the future management options for the Airservices Australia Historical Collections, commissioned by Airservices Australia

1998
Co-ordinator of a two-week ASEAN Art Museum Professionals Workshop and Study Tour, in collaboration with Asialink (University of Melbourne)

1995
Facilitator of staff contribution to the Brief for Observatory Gate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

1995
Contributor to a report on the Australian House Museum at the Waurn Ponds campus, commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University

1994
Member of a team that produced a Brief for a Conservation Information Kit, commissioned by the Heritage Collections Council