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Report

A culture of copyright

This report was commissioned by the 'Towards a National Collection' programme, to better understand the ways in which open access shapes how the United Kingdom’s digital cultural heritage collections can be accessed and reused.
Report

New frontiers of digital access

This research report explores the development and delivery of Virtual Reading Rooms (VRRs) and Virtual Teaching Spaces (VTSs) amongst archives, special collections and museums.
Position paper

GLAM Peak and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals

This document presents the set of GLAM Peak Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) priorities confirmed at the meeting of GLAM Peak on 28 July 2020. The agreed document will be used to inform the thinking of institutions and other stakeholders about the SDG.
Strategy

10 year museums master plan: Darwin and Palmerston

This plan for Darwin and Palmerston provides a strategic framework for building a sustainable network of connected cultural places for both locals and visitors to enjoy.
Article

The soft power of smart cities: the giant missing bit

In this article, Dr Natalia Grincheva argues that the convergence of soft power and smart city ambitions and strategies is inevitable, and that museums play a key role as centres of soft power through their ability to attract visitors, elevate the global visibility of cities...
Report

Effectiveness of board governance at Old Parliament House

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the governance board in Old Parliament House.
Guide

Community issue exhibition toolkit

A community issue exhibition​ uses art and artifacts as a catalyst for community action on a specific local issue. This model is designed to: ● Invite the general public​ to get involved in making their community better in a targeted way ● Empower community organizations​...
Commentary

“It’s a cultural thing — isn’t it?”

A parliamentary inquiry seems to be carefully avoiding the real challenge for Australia’s national museums, archives and libraries, writes David Stephens.
Report

Mapping the museum digital skills ecosystem: phase one report

The notions of museum visit and museum object, collection and exhibition, have all been disrupted and renegotiated by the influence of five decades of digital technology. ‘Digital’ has changed the idiom of ‘museum’ (Parry, 2007; 2010). And yet, it is widely recognised that the digital...
Report

Museums as economic engines

Researched and prepared in partnership with Oxford Economics and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this comprehensive report quantifies the economic benefit of museums, including jobs, direct spending, and supply-chain effects.
Guide

City of Melbourne arts infrastructure framework: a five year plan

The purpose of the City of Melbourne Arts Infrastructure Framework (MAIF) is to provide strategic direction on the delivery of arts infrastructure by the City of Melbourne and its external partners.
Conference paper

Urban narratives: museums as iconic symbols and agents of civic experience

Cities embrace and express cultural, social and ideological agendas that are central to urban experience Cities are structured to orchestrate particular relationships between people and place, creating routines of movement, spectacle and memory. Throughout history, settlements have been formed around individual iconic buildings that codify...
Thesis

Educating cultural heritage information professionals for Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums

This research explored the skills, knowledge and qualities, and professional education needs, of information professionals in galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) in Australia. These cultural heritage institutions have always had a role in allowing us to experience, explore and interpret our world by enabling...
Thesis

I Yau Vakaviti: Fijian treasures in international museums – a study of repatriation, ownership and cultural rights

Pacific islands artifacts and imageries have had a strong appeal to the popular imagination of the West over the years. However, in recent years the question of ownership of intellectual property rights has emerged as many indigenous groups around the world call for the repatriation...
Report

Australian best practice guide to collecting cultural material

INTRODUCTION Australia’s public collecting institutions enrich public life by displaying, interpreting, making accessible and preserving the world’s shared cultural, scientific and historic heritage.
Report

Innovation study: challenges and opportunities for Australia’s galleries, libraries, archives and museums

This analysis of Australia's galleries, libraries, archives and museums finds that digital innovation in the sector is inconsistent and isolated, and provides a roadmap to maximise the potential of the digital economy. Executive summary
Report

Social metadata for libraries, archives, and museums: executive summary

Metadata helps users locate resources that meet their specific needs. But metadata also helps us both to understand the data we find and to evaluate what we should spend our time on. Traditionally, staff at libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) create metadata for the content...
Report

Perspectives on culture, March 2011

Culture and the arts can have a significant impact on Australian society, and are acknowledged as a means of bringing people together, supporting quality of life and enhancing community networks as well as generating economic outcomes through employment opportunities, business and government funding. The National...
Report

Guess who's going to the gallery

Published by Museums & Galleries NSW's Strategic Audience Development Study, Guess Who's Going to the Gallery?, was launched January 2011. With core project funding from the Australia council the State report brings together over 7,000 responses from 41 galleries across NSW collected between 2007 &...
Report

Arts and culture in Australia: a statistical overview, 2010

Covering topics including employment in culture, time spent on cultural activities, attendances at cultural venues and events, expenditure on culture, and imports and exports of cultural goods and services, this report provides a comprehensive statistical overview of culture in Australia. This report also provides profiles...