Call for Contributions: Future GLAM: Convergence and Collaboration in the Cultural Heritage Sector

Future GLAM: Convergence and Collaboration in the Cultural Heritage Sector – one day symposium

Deakin University, Melbourne, Friday 8th June 2018

Call for contributions

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming symposium, organised in conjunction with the Museums Australia annual conference, Museums Australia (Victoria) and the Heritage and Indigeneity research stream of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.

Convergence across Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) has been the focus of much recent academic and professional debate. A challenging funding context, the potentially transformative digital environment, heightened and increasingly diverse expectations of the role of cultural heritage within society, employment mobility and insecurity, and the emergence of new organisational forms are challenging GLAM practice. This not only disrupts existing ways of working but also raises questions about the training, support, and ongoing professional development needed for those who work in the sector.

This one-day symposium, an adjunct to the Museums Australia ‘Agents of Change’ conference, aims to bring together students, emerging professionals, academics, and practitioners interested in ideas of convergence and collaboration in GLAM and cultural heritage more generally, to share their experiences and to reflect on an exciting but uncertain future.

View further details of the symposium, the confirmed keynotes, the call for contributions, and booking information.

Please note that applications must be sent to steven.cooke@deakin.edu.au no later than 19th March 2018.

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