Professional Association Memberships
2010- Topical analysis of matters of concern to cultural heritage in Australia, mainly at the national level, presented as News Items on the Significance International website. Click here to access the News page. Click here to access the News archive (2010-2014).
2010- Submissions to Australian Government Inquiries concerning heritage on behalf of the heritage and collections sectors. Click here to access the 'SI Submissions, Commentaries and Grants Results' webpage.
Bullock, V.M. 2016 Heritage from Different Points of View Boemerang (magazine commemorating 400 years of Dutch-Australian history.) Dutch Cultural Heritage Agency, Dutch Culture, Dutch National Archives, the Australian Embassy in the Netherlands and the Dutch Embassy in Australia, p. 14.
Bullock, V.M. 2015 Assessing Cultural Heritage Collections Worldwide FARO Magazine Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage, September, pp. 12-15.
Bullock, V.M. 2014 A Survey of Significance Assessment Methods and Tools in Essays from the Museum Collections Value Assessment Institute 2012, OEI Ibermuseus & Getty Foundation, Brasilia, Brasil, Lecture 5, pp. 374-387. Available here [5.5MB download]: IbermuseusCollectionsValueInstituteEssays_2012.pdf
Bullock, V.M. 2014 Significance Assessment as a Way to Salvage Prioritising in Essays from the Museum Heritage Risk Management Professional Training Institute 2011, OEI Ibermuseus & Getty Foundation, Brasilia, Brasil, Chapter 2, pp. 265-271. Available here [11.2 MB download]: IbermuseusRiskManagementInstitueEssays_2011.pdf
Bullock, V.M. 2012 The Marriage of Risk Assessment and Significance Assessment: challenges and opportunities, Guest Edited by Robert Waller, ‘The International Symposium on Cultural Property Risk Analysis’, a focus issue of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
, 8:4 (Fall 2012), pp. 307-322.
Bullock, V.M. 2012 Integrated Collection Management: an investigation into combining collection significance assessment and risk assessment for training purposes, AICCM Bulletin
, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Vol 33, pp. 62-72.
Bullock, V.M. 2011 Collections Management: its value as a unifying concept, Preprints of the International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee 16th Triennial Conference, ICOM-CC, Lisbon, Portugal. Available from: http://www.icom-cc.org/244/icom-cc-triennial-conferences/16th-triennial-conference,-lisbon,-portugal,-2011/#.WHwp1JLbg3j
Bullock, V.M. 2011 What Lies Beneath the Sydney Opera House? in Staniforth, M et.al., Proceedings on the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, Asian Academy for Heritage Management, Manila, Philippines, pp. 953-967. Available at: http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1248
2005-2010 Various publications for the Collections Council of Australia
Presentations and articles to a range of archive, museum and library audiences promoting the work of the Collections Council, the value of collections and collections professionals, and the protection of cultural property in the event of disaster for Blue Shield Australia e.g. MayDay Campaign.
Submissions to a range of Australian Government Inquiries and Reviews. Examples: Review of the NCRIS Roadmap, UNESCO Conventions, Efficiency Dividends, ASRC Codes. Access from [archived: double click]: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/56747/20120504-0833/www.collectionscouncil.com.au/Default1c8b.html?link=71&tabid=36&mid=413
Collections, statistics and the Australian Bureau of Statistics Service Industry Surveys (confidential report). Summaries available from [archived: double click]: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/56747/20110418-0000/www.collectionscouncil.com.au/review+of+service+industries+surveys.html
'Significance' website, 2009, Collections Council of Australia: https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/museums-libraries-and-galleries/significance-20
Bullock, V. 2009 Characterising Archives: a review of Archives Survey 2007, Archives and Manuscripts
, Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, Vol 37, No 1, May, pp. 128-147, Canberra. [Invited article]
Bullock, V. and Birtley, M. 2008 Will Collections Vanish in the Urge to Converge? Observations on convergent evolution in the collections sector, Archives and Manuscripts
, Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, Vol 36, No 2, pp. 102-117, Canberra.
Bullock, V. 2007 A New Deal for Conservation Education and Training? Preprints of the 17th National Conference of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material conference 'Contemporary Collections
', pp. 62-71, Brisbane, 17-19 October. Abstract available at: http://www.aiccm.org.au/aiccm-publications/conference-proceedings/new-deal-australian-conservation-training-and-employment
Bullock, V. 2007 Documenting Collections: Collections Council projects [including introduction to risk management], ARC Journal
, Australian Registrars Committee, pp. 28-30, Sydney. Paper presented to the ‘Risky business: managing responsibilities & solutions’ Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, December 2006.
Bullock, V.M. Birtley, M.M. and Jenkins, C.J. 2006 Conservation Survey 2006
, Research Report no. 1, Collections Council of Australia Ltd, 94 pages, Adelaide. Available at [archived: double click]: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/56747/20110418-0000/www.collectionscouncil.com.au/conservation+survey+2006+report.html
Bullock, V. 2005 A Case for Standards? Conservation treatment water, in Randolph, J MacKay, K and Hanson, R (eds) Textiles Specialty Group Postprints, American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works conference, Vol 14, pp. 105-114, Washington DC. [Invited article]
Bullock, V. 2003 The Microbiology of Conservation Treatment Water, in Koestler, R et. al. (eds) Art, Biology and Conservation, pp. 440-451, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Bullock, V. 2002 Monitoring the Purity of Conservation Treatment Waters, AICCM Bulletin, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material, Vol 27, pp. 4-11.
Bullock, V. 2001 Bookcloths Tested, Paper Conservation News, United Kingdom Institute for Paper Conservation, no. 97, p. 20, London.
Professional Association Memberships
• International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) 2009- Fellow 2017-
• International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) 2009-
• Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) 2012-
• Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS, est. 2012) 2012-
• Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS) 1981-83, 2012-
• National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia (NIRRA, est. 2009) 2012-
• Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM) 2013-
• American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) 2003-2013
• Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) 1988-2011
'Orderly, Path Dependent and Unsuited to 21st Century Needs and Abilities: the case of Australian Government heritage policymaking', HDR presentation to the Australia New Zealand Public Policy Network (ANZPPN) Annual Conference, Adelaide, 30 January 2017.
Presentations in client tailored workshops on significance and its assessment through Significance International 2011- . Recent clients include the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra, Australia (2016, 2017); the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2015, 2016, 2017); the Australian National University - Heritage, Canberra, Australia (2015); the Flemish Interface Centre for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, Belgium (2015).
Annual lecture to the winners of the Community Heritage Grants Program, National Library of Australia, 2014, 2015, 2016.
'Sustainable Heritage vs Sustainable Us', Prezi presentation to (in)Significance: a discussion about values and valuing in heritage, University of Canberra Symposium, 15 May 2015.
''Knowledge of' and 'Knowledge in' the Policy Process: how cultural heritage studies can inform policy learnings.' HDR presentation to the Association for Critical Heritage Studies Second Annual Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, December 2014.
'A Survey of Significance Assessment across Disciplines', Programa Ibermuseus, Bogota, Colombia, 21 November 2012.
'Weaving a Wicked Discourse for Australia's Sustainability Challenges', HDR Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 27 August 2012.
‘Where Have All the Objects Gone?’ ACT and Region Heritage Partnership Symposium ‘Valuing Heritage: advocating community attachment in planning’, Canberra, Australia, 28 July 2012.
'Collections Management as a Vehicle for Understanding', International Committee for the Training of Personnel (International Council of Museums) Conference 'The Museum Professional Network: Careers, Connections and Community' Conference, Toronto, Canada, 26 November 2011.
'Australian Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Law: one perspective', Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, Canada, 2 November 2011.
'Significance Assessment as a Way to Salvage Prioritising', Programa Ibermuseus, Brasilia, Brazil, 18 October 2011.
'Collections Management as a Unifying Concept', 16th Triennial Conference of the Committee for Conservation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM-CC) 'Cultural Heritage / Cultural Identity: The Role of Conservation', Lisbon, Portugal, 21 September 2011.
‘Sustainability Reporting for Museums and Galleries: Is it possible? Is it useful?’ Museums Galleries Scotland ‘Collaborating to Compete’ Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 16 September 2011.
'The Marriage of Risk Assessment and Significance Assessment: can it really work?', International Symposium on Cultural Property Risk Analysis, Lisbon, Portugal, 14 September 2011.
‘Between History and Heritage: the place of significance assessment’ Inaugural Conference of the Australian Council of Professional Historians Associations 'Bringing Together', Adelaide, Australia, 6 August 2011.