Notes and queries

Via this page, Margaret Birtley shares some of the ideas and issues she’s been exploring. She welcomes your responses and input.


Closed by COVID-19? A Practice Guide for managers of heritage collections that are closed at short notice because of an epidemic or pandemic was first published in March 2020 as governments made decisions about lockdowns in response to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Read more…


Significance International’s website is closing in late 2020 after providing quality online information and resources for more than a decade. Read Margaret Birtley’s tribute here…


Searching for patriotic souvenirs painted by Lilla Reidy in Melbourne during the First World War seeks information about hand-painted ‘bannerette’ textiles or gum leaves created in Melbourne between 1915 and 1918. Read more…