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COVID-19, digital inclusion, and the Australian cultural sector: a research snapshot

This snapshot reports on the preliminary findings from research that asked how digital inclusion affected the Australian cultural sector in the wake of COVID-19.
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.

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.

First peoples: a roadmap for enhancing Indigenous engagement in museums and galleries

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association 10-Year Indigenous Roadmap is committed to improving Indigenous engagement and employment. The roadmap was developed for the museums and galleries sector.

“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.

National Aboriginal Art Gallery: final consultation report

The Northern Territory Government is developing a world-class National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs, celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from across the country and supporting the economic development of the town.

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.

Management of the national collections

The objective of this audit was to assess whether the National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial have implemented effective collections management practices.

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 &...

Local government and cultural collections in Victoria

This report illuminates the important contributions to Victorian cultural life made by council collection activities, and identifies opportunities for enhancing this work. It includes findings about council collections and displays, and draws attention to how councils assist community collecting groups such as Historical Societies. The...

Public Galleries Association of Victoria: strategic plan 2017-2020

The Public Gallery Association of Victoria (PGAV) is the peak body for the public gallery sector in Victoria. We represent 50 galleries across metropolitan and regional Victoria. As the peak body, we deliver programs to support the development of the sector, we advocate on behalf...

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...

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

Museums in Australia 1975

This 1975 report, commonly known as the 'Pigott Report', helped spur the creation of the National Museum of Australia in 1980 with the passing of the National Museum of Australia Act. There had been plans to establish a national museum since Federation, but with world...

A user's guide to the flexible dealing provision for libraries, educational institutions and cultural institutions

This handbook provides a number of examples where Section 200AB of the Copyright Act might be of use to libraries, archives, galleries and educational institutions.

Arts and culture in Australia: a statistical overview, 2007

This ABS survey provides a statistical overview of culture in Australia. It contains information on a range of 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...

Museums and galleries in Britain: economic, social and creative impacts

This report was commissioned by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the National Museums Directors' Conference (NMDC) to provide an up-to-date analysis of a number of economic and social impacts of many of Britain?s major museums and galleries. There has been a growing...