|These Standards define the level of quality expected of Queensland Living History Federation members. They form the basis of membership of the QLHF. The Standards are applied in accordance with the Federation’s aim to improve the quality and value of the services provided by its membership. They may be modified from time to time in as a result of formal review.|
|The five Standards presented here are derived from the common themes identified in the various assessment methods used by the Federation.
All members will portray or display their chosen period or theme authentically.
The design, materials and methods of construction of reproductions are indistinguishable from those in use at the time and place represented.
The interpretation of the theme depicted, and all activities as presented, is focused, accurate and supported by the historical record and current scholarship and research data.
All members preserve, display or interpret their selected theme or activity in a manner that is readily understandable, accurate, and documented. The presentation should be uniform in quality across all members.
All public-focused performances are authentic, of high quality, and conducted in a safe manner.
The factual basis for our activities.
Made up of all appropriate and authentically necessary components
A portfolio of materials which demonstrates the authenticity of a group’s impression is an integral part of the process, and should be supplied any time an application is made for whatever purpose or at the request of the QLHF. It allows for an open and equitable process of appraisal based upon information collated by the Applicant and/or member group. It may be presented in any appropriate format. Supporting evidence should be competent and relevant and lead a prudent person to the same conclusion as that of the proposers/ member group. It should always be:
Primary sources – photo, picture, artefact, original documentation, manuals, contemporary documentation from the period.
Secondary sources – scholarly article, written descriptions, interpretations of pictures or photographs.
How we interpret what it is that we are doing.
‘Items’ as referred to in the Standards, means anything used, worn, or with which the group has interaction with, insofar as it relates to the formal activities of the group in public.
Every material object we use.
How we do what we do in public.
How we appear in public.
A particular subject.