Rachael Elliott

I have worked in cultural heritage organisations for 20 years and managed a community museum and art gallery.

Galleries – Hahndorf Academy

Libraries – National Library of Australia

Museums – Te Papa, South Australian Museum, Samstag Museum,

My expertise is in the areas of exhibition and event development, collection management strategies and policies, grant writing, communications and PR, sourcing funding and sponsorship. Through my work as Collections Manager at the National Trust of SA, I managed a large deaccessioning project and advised many National Trust branch museums on collection management issues.

I have experience in historical research and exhibition writing.
I have a Post Grad Diploma in Art Curatorial studies.

Kevin Jones

I offer consultancy services focused on community museums and historical societies.

  • I provide significance assessments and advice on all aspects of museum management from developing collections to engaging audiences.
  • I produce exhibitions and tours, deliver historical research and write for publications, films, and digital platforms.
  • I can deliver completed projects including exhibitions, tours or films. Alternatively, I can work with your staff or volunteers and lead you through the process to help develop skills within your museum.

My clients include community archives and local museums as well as national organisations such as the CSIRO and the Commonwealth Office of the Arts.

My consultancy services are based on a career delivering outcomes in museums and I focus on advice with practical application.

I spent 25 years working in state and national museums. I was Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum and a foundation curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum. I was President of the Australian Maritime Museums Council and led that association in providing support for regional museums.
I produced national and international touring exhibitions including a series of exhibitions that toured regional Australia. My exhibitions have been the centrepiece of events including the Olympic Arts Festival and have won national awards. I have been honoured with the Republic of France’s award Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) for services to the arts and cultural relations.

All Things Written Pty Ltd

Barbara Cameron-Smith provides the following services

  • document collation and production
  • natural and cultural heritage interpretation
  • editing and proofreading
  • technical writing

Her business delivers the following:

  • books
  • interpretive strategies and master plans
  • interpretive text for publications, displays and outdoor signage
  • newsletters (e-newsletters and physical newsletters) brochures and fliers
  • annual reports



Susan Marsden: Historian

Highly-experienced history and heritage consultant on national, state and local projects, including writing short and long commissioned histories, carrying out heritage studies, curating exhibitions and oral history interviews. Past employers include History SA (when State Historian) and the National Trust (National Conservation Manager). Author/co-author of more than 30 publications (including websites) and responsible for recording more than 200 oral history interviews, including as an ongoing interviewer of the National Library of Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the City of Onkaparinga. Skills and services offered: research and writing of wide range of Australian History; oral history; exhibitions and collections assessments; project advice and management; heritage studies; public speaking, broadcasting, teaching and conferences.

Sue Scheiffers

Former teacher with graduate diploma in community museum management, Sue is multi skilled in many areas, including experience in museum management and the development of educational materials. She has long been involved with the National Trust.

Significance International

Significance International was established late in 2010 to help Collecting organisations approach their cultural and scientific collections in different ways, and plan for their long-term sustainability.

Whether items are historical or contemporary, we can assist by assessing for significance and/or preservation needs. These techniques enable more accurate descriptions of collections, and help organisations work towards targeted collection development.

Veronica Bullock and Roslyn Russell have deep backgrounds in cultural heritage within Australia, and increasingly overseas. The pair straddle the fields of history, curation, management, education, and materials conservation, and are knowledgeable about collecting organisations – of any type, from local to national.

Together with carefully selected associates we also provide specialist risk management and archives advice; develop ‘sustainability indicators’; facilitate ‘collections mapping’ for collecting organisations as well as considering your specific cultural heritage research questions.


Arketype is a multi-disciplinary design studio offering inspired, fresh and explorative solutions.

Our expertise includes exhibition, urban and interpretive elements, branding and graphic design, interpretive plans, branding strategies and multimedia.

We manage projects through every stage of development from concept, through to implementation, manufacturing and installation.



Australian Heritage Services

Based in Adelaide’s iconic Beresford Arms Inn of 1839, Australian Heritage Services has been providing heritage services in South Australia and across the country for over twenty years. We specialise in built heritage research, assessment and management, as well as archaeological services (both historical and indigenous).

Geoff Speirs

I mainly work with museums on significance assessments, reviews of their operations or exhibition development, this last normally together with a designer and at times with multimedia specialists. I also undertake research and script writing and would like to embark on commissioned histories.

The first museum’s extension officer in South Australia, initially working at the South Australian Museum and then at the History Trust of South Australia, for three decades I have roved the State advising and guiding the many voluntary committees establishing around 200 community museums. I was also the Project Director for the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide for 3 years.

I am the author of ‘The History Shapers: South Australian History in 100 Objects’, published by Axiom in 2016.