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Addison, Jon
Worth keeping?: Approaches to the collection, preservation and interpretation of industrial heritage
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 43-51

There are many possible approaches to the collection, preservation and interpretation of industrial heritage. None of these is necessarily superior to any other, but what approach or combination of approaches is used in any specific situation should be the result of a structured and well thought out process of assessment. Each possible approach has positive and negative factors, and these should be considered before making any final decision about how much of this heritage is collected or retained, how it is preserved or conserved, and the method of interpretation. This paper draws on the author's experiences in a number of museums and heritage environments, each dealing with different aspects of industrial heritage, in order to examine a number of different possible approaches to this heritage and suggest a common approach for all practitioners.

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