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SP4: 2018-19 RESULTS

ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

MEASURE AND TARGET

2017–18

2018–19

OUTCOME

+/–%

Partnerships—number

4 new strategic partnerships

6 new partnership projects

3 new strategic partnerships

19 new partnership projects

–25%

+316%

Target for this measure

+5%

Value of public program—$

Measure in development

Measure in development

Target for this measure

+5%

+5%

N/A

ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY THROUGH MEMBERSHIPS

MEASURE AND TARGET

2017–18

2018–19

OUTCOME %

Indigenous memberships—number

192

199

Target for this measure

+8%

+8%

+4%

Memberships—number

598

634

Target for this measure

+5%

+5%

+6%

ANALYSIS

2018–19 has seen a very significant increase in partnerships with other institutions, research organisations, corporate partners and community organisations. These include significant strategic partnerships with the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa; formation of the Parliamentary Friends of AIATSIS; and many new project partnerships, research and otherwise. Two single partnership projects included in the measure above involve multiple partners—the Dictionaries Project is counted as one project in the results above but has partnerships with at least nineteen community language organisations, plus relevant experts to produce at least nineteen dictionaries. The Return of Cultural Heritage Project is likewise counted as a single project, but eight international cultural collecting institutions have been identified for potential pilot projects, with an initial two pilot case studies involving six discrete collections from five language groups. The allocation of significant new resources has made this rapid growth in collaboration possible.

Increases to AIATSIS’ membership have been modest, but the target was met. Indigenous membership did not increase enough to meet the target. This is because membership activities and events were limited this year due to competing priorities. The National Native Title Conference and AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference, which usually attract new members, including new Indigenous members, did not occur during the financial year.