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Hough, Michael
Business Planning for Posterity
Sustaining Heritage: Second International and Thirteenth National Engineering Heritage Conference and NSW Railways Seminar
Engineers Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, 2005, pp. 89-95

This paper develops and describes a logical framework from which the growth and success factors of preservation organizations such as museums, collections and heritage parks can be analysed and understood. The framework is used to illustrate methods of business planning which involve a wide range of stakeholders, and attempts to capture and retain the mix of financial, in-kind and voluntarism based resources, which ensure the long term success of preservation type organizations. The paper will also suggest a series of success factors which, if achieved, would maximise the long term survival prospects of preservation type organizations. The Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) which maintains and operates a fleet of approximately 23 flying aircraft from a location near Wollongong NSW, will be used to illustrate how these ideas can be used to protect and grow these types of organizations.

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