Creator: Steven Adams
Abstract: The acquisition of a fleet of ships allows a museum exciting opportunities for the presentation and interpretation of maritime heritage. It also poses many questions beyond traditional museum disciplines. What is the best way to maintain such a fleet and how many is enough? Given that museums acquire objects to be retained in perpetuity, how long should vessels be kept, and what of the question of use? In these days of limited funding, what is feasible: how should we determine acceptable loss of historic fabric, and how can this be accommodated, reduced and documented?
Reference: Steven Adams 2004, ‘Managing floating heritage: a decade of managing a fleet of historic vessels at the Australian National Maritime Museum’, Big Stuff 2004
|Adams, Steven. (2004). Managing floating heritage: a decade of managing a fleet of historic vessels at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4081364|