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

Recent projects (selected)

Work in progress

Review of a work area at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria


Policy development for Beleura House and Garden


Policy development for the Australian Orphanage Museum

Advice on development of the Benalla Costume and Kelly Museum, for the Benalla Historical Society


Cataloguing project with the Colac & District Historical Society

Advice to the City of Manningham in relation to proposed capital works associated with Schramm’s Cottage Museum Complex

Preparation of an Acquisition Policy for Bendigo Art Gallery Ltd and a Collection Management Policy for Bendigo Art Gallery and the City of Greater Bendigo

Significance assessment of the Bendigo Art Gallery collection

Significance assessment of, and future options for, a major collection relating to Australia Rules football, for the Victorian Government

Collection policy development for the La Perouse Museum, Sydney (with Significance International) – click HERE to access the finalised policy

Presentation on significance assessment to Community Heritage Grants recipients at the National Library of Australia, Canberra (on behalf of Significance International)


Presentation on significance assessment to Community Heritage Grants recipients at the National Library of Australia, Canberra (on behalf of Significance International)

Strategic planning advice for RMIT Gallery

Deaccessioning workshop for Yarra Ranges Council


Literature review for the National Trust of South Australia

Projects for Significance International, Canberra, including:

Deaccessioning Workshop for Yarra Ranges Council


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


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


Grant application on behalf of Glenhuntly Athletic Club, Victoria

Assistance with projects for Significance International, Canberra


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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