This final section, then, conjoins two types of historical ‘practice’ – the ‘amateur’ and the ‘professional’. It suggests that models of ‘consumption’ might be developed to include material engagement with the things of the past, the actual commodifying of the relics of the past through the phenomena of the antique, and the various different modes of ‘collection’ that are undertaken in contemporary society, from museums to local archives. It compares ways of engaging with the material past in order to further complicate the ‘amateur’/ ‘professional’ binary that has been put under pressure throughout the book. It also seeks to suggest that non-professional curation and collection are worthy of study alongside theories of museology. Furthermore, it argues that ‘access’ is now the key issue for much historical engagement. This section also marks the entry of government into historical representation, as it covers materials, places and artefacts that begin to be valuable both to the economy and to definitions of nationhood.