|Authenticity standards for individuals and member groups of the Queensland Living History Federation.
|These Standards define the level of individual and/or group authenticity expected of Queensland Living History Federation members and groups. 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 individual QLHF members will portray or display their chosen period, era or theme authentically and carry & conduct themselves that portrayal and display in such a manner to contribute positively & professionally to their groups goals and aims.
The design, materials and methods of construction of reproductions are indistinguishable from those in use at the time and place represented when in public view.
The interpretation of the theme depicted, and all activities as presented, is focused to group goals and aims, is accurate within the historical context of its display and is supported by the historical record and research material.
All individual QLHF members preserve, display or interpret their selected theme or activity in a manner that is readily understood, accurate, and documented. The presentation should be uniform in quality and in harmony across all members within their group.
All public-focused performances are authentic, of high quality, and conducted in a safe manner.
Engages in the dramatic performance, restaging or recreation of identified or identifiable socially historical eras or events which may include the exhibiting or display of the manner of operation, the method of wear of garments or apparel, social graces, mannerisms, interactions and day to day activities, machines, devices and weaponry across a historical spectrum and which may or may not necessarily be limited to a static, singular or group nature.
The factual basis for our activities.
Made up of all appropriate and authentically necessary components
A portfolio of materials drawn from reliable sources which demonstrates the authenticity of a QLHF member or their 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 QLHF Members or the QLHF Committee.
It allows for an open and equitable peer review process of appraisal based upon information collated by the QLHF Member and/or member group.
Supporting evidence should be competent, 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 being mindful in a public place or display all eyes are on us.
How we appear in public either individually or collectively when displaying as a group.
A particular subject, era or historical context involving the goals and aims of the individual QLHF member or QLHF Member group.
|Contact Officer||President, Secretary|
|Date Approved||9th October 2017|
|Approval Authority||Queensland Living History Federation Committee|
|Related Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Forms or Templates||Queensland Living History Federation Bylaws|
|Date for Revision||January 2020|