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Why do we have it? A significance process and template

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The significance toolkit helps museums, archives and libraries assess the importance of their collections.

How can we decide what to collect and what not to collect unless we understand the significance of the items offered? How can we make decisions about the care and development of our collections if we do not understand the significance of what we hold? If we do not understand the significance of our collections, how can we communicate their meaning to others?

“Why do we have it? A significance process and template” has been designed to help organisations address the questions raised above and provides two straightforward approaches to assessing significance.