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4902.0 - Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2001  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/2001   
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1 Heritage

    11 Museums, Antiques and Collectables
      111 Art Museums
      112 Other Museums
      113 Antiques and Collectables Retailing and Restoration


GROUP DEFINITION

Group 11 Museums, Antiques and Collectables consists of units mainly engaged in the management of collections of heritage objects and artefacts, and the retailing and restoration of antiques and collectables.


111 ART MUSEUMS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in the acquisition, collection management, conservation, interpretation, communication and exhibition of visual arts and crafts on the basis of their aesthetic and historic value. Visual arts and crafts include paintings, murals, drawings, cartoons, prints, photographic works of art, digital works of art, art installations, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, woven or printed textile art, clothing and wearables, carvings, furniture, glass craft, metal craft and leather craft.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) operating museums other than art museums are included in Class 112 Other Museums;

(b) retailing antique art are included in Class 113 Antiques and Collectables Retailing and Restoration;

(c) retailing contemporary art are included in Class 243 Visual Arts and Crafts Retailing; and

(d) operating art spaces which provide an exhibition space for developing artists are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.

Primary Activities

Art museum operation

Indigenous art gallery operation

National and State/Territory art gallery operation

Public art gallery operation

Public art museum operation

Regional or local art gallery operation


112 OTHER MUSEUMS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in the acquisition, collection management, conservation, interpretation, communication and exhibition of heritage objects and artefacts.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) operating public art galleries and art museums are included in Class 111 Art Museums;

(b) operating herbaria are included in Class 123 Botanic Gardens;

(c) operating heritage theme parks, which do not have either original buildings or a collection of original artefacts, are included in Class 421 Amusement and Theme Parks; and

(d) operating historical societies or National Trust organisations, which neither manage museums nor maintain a collection of original artefacts, are included in Class 451 Interest Clubs and Groups.

Primary Activities

Heritage theme park operation where the park consists of original buildings or a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Historic place, site or house operation where a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Historic railway or tramway operation where original rolling stock or similar is used or a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Historical society operation where a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Indigenous keeping place operation

Local or regional museum operation

Museum operation other than art museum

National and State/Territory museum operation

National Trust operation where museums are managed or a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Science centre operation

Theme park operation which has a heritage theme and consists of original buildings or maintains a collection of original artefacts

War memorial operation where a collection of original artefacts is maintained

Working transport museum operation where original rolling stock or similar is used or a collection of original artefacts is maintained


113 ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES RETAILING AND RESTORATION

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in the sale or resale (including by auction) or restoration of antique objects and collectables.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) retailing contemporary arts and crafts are included in Class 243 Visual Arts and Crafts Retailing;

(b) providing art auction services for contemporary art are included in Class 243 Visual Arts and Crafts Retailing;

(c) providing picture framing services are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.;

(d) providing services which repair, restore and tune contemporary musical instruments are included in Class 279 Arts n.e.c.;

(e) providing pawnbroking services are out of scope of the classification;

(f) retailing second hand books are included in Class 217 Literature Retailing;

(g) retailing second hand recorded music are included in Class 234 Recorded Music Retailing; and

(h) retailing general second hand goods, other than antiques, collectables, books or recorded music, are out of scope of the classification.

Primary Activities

Antique art retailing

Antique book retailing

Antique musical instrument retailing

Antique shop or antique centre operation

Appraisal or valuation of antiques

Auction service predominantly dealing in antiques

Collectables retailing

On-line auction service predominantly dealing in antiques

Restoration of antiques and collectables


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