The Institute can provide expert advice on issues within the heritage and arts sectors by utilising the professional expertise available through its membership base and undertaking activities such as:
- hosting workshops on key contemporary issues;
- providing technical advice on issues informing policy and program development; and
- undertaking specific projects directly related to issues of professional development and standards of practice.
Advice for heritage and arts practice in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Institute also works in the Asia-Pacific region where it seeks to support practicing professionals, and provide advice on heritage and arts issues if requested. IPPHA provides advice in this region though an established network of advisors who are specialists in their fields. IPPHA is in the process of establishing a Pacific Heritage Advisory Group, predominantly of practitioners from Pacific Island countries, to help ensure IPPHA programs are highly targeted to the needs of Pacific Island countries and people.
Criteria for the provision of expert advice from the Institute
The Institute provides expert advice in situations according to an established set of criteria to ensure the matters of advice are directly related to the interests of advancing professional practice with the heritage and arts sectors within Australia and amongst the international community.
The Institute can provide advice under the following circumstances:
- The Board of the Institute recommends that advice is prepared on behalf of the Institute;
- A request is made to the Institute via the Director of the Research School of Humanities & the Arts for expert advice where it is cost effective for the Institute to do so and it meets the criteria listed below; and
- Members request that expert advice is prepared and the Director of the Research School of Humanities & the Arts is satisfied that it meets the criteria listed below.
Provision of advice from the Institute must meet all of the following criteria:
- The area/s of expert advice offered must relate to areas of substantial professional expertise within the membership base of the Institute;
- The use to which advice will be put is made clear and an agreement is in place that the advice will not be used for any other purpose without the approval of the Board;
- All advice must include the acknowledgement of the individual professional contribution of members unless otherwise agreed;
- All advice must be released under the authority of the Director of the Research School of Humanities & the Arts on behalf of the Institute;
- A report on all expert advice will be provided to the Institute Board at each meeting; and
- A summary of expert advice provided will be available for members via the Institute website.