Heritage of the Markham Car Collection: Estrangement with the West Australian Motoring Community

Refereed Journal Article

Project:

Sustainability of Community Based Information Practices

Authors:

Dr Pauline Joseph

Published:

2016

Published In:

Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals

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This research reveals some of the key challenges and tensions which may be associated with the information, records and knowledge transfer from community-based organisations into archival collections with the cultural institutions that are the traditional custodians of our national collections. Drawing on a qualitative investigation of the Western Australian Markham car collection heritage as its case study, this article raises important issues that may accompany the management and transfer of current, historical and archival information assets by community-based organisations, calling for further research. Key issues include trust, ethics, collection management, deaccessioning, donations, advocacy in community engagement projects, and the role of cultural institutions like museums.

How to cite:

Joseph, P. 2016. “Heritage of the Markham Car Collection: Estrangement with the West Australian Motoring Community.” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 12 (1): 23-46.