newCardigan is a social and professional group for people who work in galleries, libraries, archives and museums - and for those who like hanging around with GLAM types.

newCardigan helps GLAM professionals to be more awesome.

We critique ourselves, and GLAM practice.

newCardigan is JFDI.

Cardigans. Cocktails. Shoptalk.


We hold a Cardi Party every month, where we listen to an interesting GLAM speaker and then have a few drinks afterwards. If you can't make to the Cardi Parties, we usually record them for CardiCast - a podcast featuring Cardi Party speakers and interviews with interesting GLAM types. On the first day of each month we announce a new topic for GLAM Blog Club. You can find older Blog Club information on CardiChat. GLAM Blog Club is open to anyone around the world, but if you're Australian you can register your blog on our Aus GLAM Blogs web app. Follow the Twitter bot to stay up to date with GLAM blog posts, or connect it to your Pocket account. We also have a discussion forum called CardiChat - it's simple to register and connected to all our website posts for commenting.


You can contact us via Twitter, Facebook by emailing hello [AT] newcardigan [dot] org, or just ping us on the discussion forum.

Cardi Core

The Umpa Lumpas keeping the factory going...

Hugh Rundle
Code monkey, librarian and Chief Correspondent.
Event wrangler, pub finder, podcast creator.
Andrew Kelly
Western Correspondent, tech gibbon, three hours behind.
Nik McGrath
Archivist, event planner, photographer, GLAM geek
Clare Presser
Music collector, events manager, radio monkey and windmill tilter

newCardigan News

CardiCast Interviews: Teishan Ahearne

newCardigan interviews Teishan Ahearne, Online Content and Customer Service Library Technician, Moreland City Libraries Justine Hanna talks with Online Content and Customer Service Library Technician, Teishan »

CardiCast Interviews: Nicholas Higgins

newCardigan interviews Nicholas Higgins ‎Director of Outreach Services for Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). Justine Hanna talks with Brooklyn Public Library Service Director of Outreach, Nicholas Higgins, »

Cardi Party 2017.02 - JAHM

Come and hear Charles and Leah Justin from Justin Art House Museum (JAHM) talk about how they started collecting art, what motivated them to start JAHM, »

Cardi Party 2017.01

Join us in January for a GLAM walking tour in the Melbourne CBD! We'll be meeting at the Athenaeum Library at 5:30pm sharp for a »

GLAM news and upcoming events

Since we moved to triggering newsletters from our website, we haven't really been keeping you all up to date with what's happening in Australian GLAM. So »

Cardi Party 2016.11

Planes, trains and helicopters Recent adventures of a History Curator Join Museum Victoria’s Curator, History of Collections as she reveals some of her recent projects »

Cardi Party 2016.10

Our October Cardi Parti featured Paolo Barracchi, Coordinator Italian Historical Society, with a talk and tour of Co.As.It and the Museo Italiano in Carlton. »

Cardi Party 2016.09

In September our biggest audience ever - 50 cardies - piled into ACMIx to hear about the amazing things Seb Chan and Lucie Paterson have been »

Cardi Party 2016.08

August 2016 saw our first international speaker - Misty De Meo - enthrall a packed room at North Melbourne Library. Misty talked to us about digital »

Cardi Party 2016.07

In July Michaela Hart talked to a packed room in Camberwell about Materiality and the Emotions of Access. Drinks were less successful than past Cardi Parties »