Criteria for assessing cultural significance

The Australian criteria for assessment of the cultural significance of items and collections were published in Significance: a guide to assessing the significance of cultural heritage objects and collections, (Heritage Collections Council, Canberra, 2001). Click HERE to access a PDF version of that book.

From the book, Margaret Birtley has extracted the descriptions of the four Primary criteria and the four Comparative criteria. Her document is available in Word and also as a PDF.