Contents

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INTRODUCTION

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PART A. STRUCTURES AND GOVERNANCE

1. Types of institutional structures

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2. Governance

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3. Finances

PART B. RISK MANAGEMENT AND COMPLIANCE

4. Risk management

5. Compliance

PART C. COLLECTIONS

6. Collection management

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7. Acquisition of collection items

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8. Deaccessioning of material from the collection

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9. Disposal

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10. Digitisation of collections

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11. Import and export of cultural heritage material

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12. Repatriation of cultural material

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13. Protection of collections during times of armed conflict

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PART D. EXHIBITIONS

14. Exhibition Development

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15. Loans For Exhibition

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16. Loan Agreements

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17. Touring of Exhibitions

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18. Permissions and Acknowledgements

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19. Exhibition-related consultants

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20. Couriers

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21. Customs

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22. Quarantine

23. Police (importing/touring weapons, armour etc)

24. Public programs

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25. Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

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PART E. REPRODUCTION

26. Copyright

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27. Reproduction of useful things

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28. Trademark and protection of name and reputation

PART F: LEVERAGING THE COLLECTION, THE EXPERTISE AND THE BRAND

29. Merchandising

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30. Sponsorship

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31. Philanthropy

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32. Consultancies

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PART G. PEOPLE

33. Duty of care: General Principles

34. Duty of Care to Lenders

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35. Duty of Care to the Public

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36. Duty of Care to staff (Occupational Health & Safety)

37. Volunteers

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38. Contracting employees & consultants

39. Ethics, conduct & conflicts of interest

PART H. INSURANCE AND INDEMNIFICATION

40. Insurance and indemnification

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PART I. LEGISLATIVE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY

41. International Treaties relating to cultural property

42. Statutory control and protection of cultural property within Australia

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography

Useful contact points

Index




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