Collections Council of Australia

The Collections Council of Australia (CCA) was established by the Cultural Ministers Council in 2004 to represent Australia's diverse archives, galleries, libraries and museums.

Following the closure of the CCA in April 2010, the Department has become the custodian and copyright holder of several resources developed by the CCA for collecting organisations. These resources include:

  • the publication Significance 2.0: a guide to assessing the significance of collections;
  • the Significance 2.0 website; and
  • the Australian Collecting Organisations Register (OzCOR), a comprehensive database of Australian collecting organisations and peak bodies.

Further information about the CCA and its previous activities can be found at its archived website.

Significance 2.0

The CCA developed Significance 2.0: a guide to assessing the significance of collections in order to assist collecting organisations, collections professionals and the broader public to determine the significance of cultural and heritage objects.

The Department also provided funding to support the development of Significance 2.0.

The Department can provide single copies of Significance 2.0 and Significance 2.0 summary cards on request.