digitalGLAM-web-bannerThursday, 14 July 2016 – 5:00pm to Friday, 15 July 2016 – 6:00pm, State Library of Victoria and Melbourne School of Design

The DigitalGLAM symposium will bring together cultural institutions, historians, heritage practitioners, researchers and digital designers to discover new practices in digital media and cultural engagement. The event will include national and international keynote talks, and panels of presentations and discussions around four themes of Touring, Digital Frontiers, Immersive Experience, and Animating Archives. Issues under scrutiny include:

The projection of collections and artefacts into physical places beyond the traditional institutional reach;
New intersections between expert knowledge, curatorial practice and citizen-generated content; Pathways and approaches to the design and development of new technologies; Understanding and evaluating digital impacts and significance; Critical reflections on the shaping of new digital identities for GLAM institutions.

Keynote speakers
Professor Sarah Kenderdine, Professor at UNSW Art & Design
Antony Robbins, Director of Communications at the Museum of London
Breandán Knowlton, Executive Director at Historypin

Other Presenters | Participating cultural sector institutions include the State Library of Victoria, Museum Victoria, Zoo Victoria, The Shrine of Remembrance, ACMI, Public Records Office of Victoria, and a number of leading researchers and designers.

The symposium will take place on Friday 16th July 2016, 8.30am – 6.00pm at the The Japanese Room
Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne.

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Free Public Lecture 

Re-inventing the Museum | Antony Robbins, Director of Communications at the Museum of London

Date: 14th July 5-6pm Followed by refreshments

Location: State Library of Victoria, Village Roadshow theatrette

Free but registration required via this link:

The DigitalGLAM symposium is supported by Melbourne Engagement Grants, the University of Melbourne and the Australian Research Council, associated with the Discovery Project ‘Citizen Heritage’.

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