GLAM Blog Club: Discovery

I scroll, scroll, scroll backwards in time. Past COVID-19 streetscapes. Past climate protests. Past flood damage. Past fire. More fire. There. There, wedged between photos of flames cresting ridges and screenshots of abysmal air quality readings is the image I want. The mandatory I-am-a-traveller shot. The wing-from-plane photograph. I discover myself to be a hypocrite. … Continue reading GLAM Blog Club: Discovery

Critical making: Rethinking access and engagement in GLAM

I remember walking into my first unconference a few years ago, not really knowing what to expect. I recognised a few faces in the room, but identified more names from LIS Twitter. Names that were intimidating - these were the Big Online Opinion-Havers of the LIS world. I was also working in a job where … Continue reading Critical making: Rethinking access and engagement in GLAM

“About Ourselves”: The Dawn, women’s suffrage, and the prioritisation of digitisation in cultural heritage institutions

The Bush Legend emerged out of the late 1880s and 1890s, amid social strife and class conflict. Celebrating the outback and the bush, the Bush Legend is inherently male and intimately linked to our understanding of Australian identity. Those traditional masculine signifiers of mateship, egalitarianism, and healthy defiance of authority would coalescence with the ANZAC … Continue reading “About Ourselves”: The Dawn, women’s suffrage, and the prioritisation of digitisation in cultural heritage institutions