Conserv O Grams
Short fact sheets providing information on collection preservation; storage and artifacts. The PDF format requires Adobe Acrobat.
Getty Provenance Index
This Index accumulates and disseminates information related to the history of collecting and the provenance of individual works of art.
Grove Dictionary of Art
A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.
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International Guidelines for Museum Object Information: The CIDOC Information Categories
Produced by the International Committee for Documentation (CIDOC) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). This is a description of the Information Categories that can be used when developing records about the objects in museum collections.
This is a reference guide on how to manage, preserve, document, access and use museum collections, produced by the US National Park Service Museum Management Program.
A bibliography on museum management is also provided.
New South Wales Heritage Office
This office advises the government, the Heritage Council and the wider community about the management of heritage across NSW. It maintains a computerised database, the NSW State Heritage Inventory, designed, on completion, to list all recognised heritage. The Office also produces publications on heritage policy and guidelines and administers shipwrecks. The site also contains the NSW Heritage Manual.
The Getty Vocabulary Program builds, maintains, and disseminates vocabularies. Produced by the Getty are the AAT (Art and Architecture Thesaurus), the ULAN (Union List of Artist Names), and the TGN (Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names). These thesauri are particularly useful for finding variations of names, and contain references to sources where more information can be found.
National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries
National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries - Version 1.2 November 2011.
Recollections: Caring for Collections Across Australia (2005)
ReCollections is intended to provide a sound guide for the preventative care of cultural items.