Simpsons Solicitors would like to acknowledge Mr Shane Simpson as primary author of Collections Law: Legal issues for Australian Archives, Galleries, Libraries and Museums. Mr Simpson undertook the project on an honorary basis.

Collections Law was originally developed and published online by the Collections Council of Australia Ltd as Exposure Draft 0.1. Simpsons Solicitors acknowledges the assistance provided by the Collections Council of Australia Ltd, an organisation that was supported from 2004 to 2010 by the Cultural Ministers Council, an intergovernmental forum for ministers responsible for culture and the arts in Australia and New Zealand.

This publication has been supported by the Australian Government represented by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

The Experts Panel assisted the author in a volunteer capacity, and Simpsons Solicitors expresses appreciation to them for their involvement.

Simpsons Solicitors recognises that some elements of the material in this publication derive from the work of other cultural institutions such as Deakin University, while other components were developed from work undertaken by Mr Simpson for specific clients. Gratitude is extended to all parties involved.

Updated 19 June 2012.