Temporary relocation of moveable heritage items
This exemption is for temporary relocation of moveable heritage items or objects.
Examples of typical activities/works include relocation of a/an:
- archive during cleaning of the archive’s storage facility
- object to a conservator’s premises for the purpose of approved conservation works or repairs exempt from approval under another exemption
- collection from storage to a display or vice versa
- railway rolling stock for a demonstration or field day.
Permanent relocation of a movable heritage item requires approval under Section 60 of the Heritage Act.
Standard Exemption 17. Temporary relocation of moveable heritage items
General conditions (see page 6 of Government Gazette) apply to the use of all Standard Exemptions and must be complied with.
The following specified activities/works to an item do not require approval under subsection 57(1) of the Heritage Act 1977 if the specified activities/works are undertaken in accordance with each of the relevant standards prescribed below.
- The temporary relocation of moveable heritage items, including contents, fixtures and objects.
- The item must be identified as a moveable heritage item on the State Heritage Register or gazetted Interim Heritage Order.
- Relocation must only be for the purpose of ensuring the moveable heritage items’ security, maintenance or preservation, conservation or exhibition of moveable heritage items.
- The moveable heritage items must be returned to their location within 180 calendar days of their relocation (inclusive of packing, moving and transit time).
- Maintenance, preservation or conservation activities/works are not permitted under this exemption. These activities may be covered under other exemptions or may require approval.
- The moveable heritage items must be safely stored and adequately protected from damage during any temporary relocation.
- An inventory (including photos) and information about the items and their permanent location must be retained with the moveable heritage items in their temporary space.
- The Heritage Manual (1996, Heritage Office and Department of Urban Affairs & Planning)
- The Maintenance Series (1996, republished 2004, NSW Heritage Office and Department of Urban Affairs & Planning)
- The Burra Charter (The Australia ICOMOS Charter for Places of Cultural Significance) 2013
- Objects in their place: An introduction to Movable Heritage
- Moveable heritage principles
- Safe in the shed
- Heritage Interpretation Policy
- Interpreting heritage places and items