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.

Code of Conduct

newCardigan has a Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy and will enforce them. A shorter 'House Rules' version of these documents is part of our introduction when we hold events.


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...

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

newCardigan News

GLAM Blog Club - December 2017

November was a month of balance for GLAM Blog Club. As always there were a lot of interesting takes on our theme. Happier Librarian talks about »

cardiCast Interviews: Vick Gwyn

newCardigan interviews Vick Gwyn, who was Assistant Curator of Photographs, Film & Sound, at the Australian War Memorial at the time of recording. During NLS8 Andrew »

Melbourne September cardiParty - RHSV

September 2017 CardiParty Recorded live The Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) is a community history organisation supporting local historians, researchers, and students since 1909. It »

GLAM Blog Club - November 2017

For October's GLAM Blog Club theme we chose How I ended up here. As usual, the newCardigan community have delivered an interesting array of blog posts. »

CardiCast interviews ... Ana Tiquia

newCardigan interviews ... Ana Tiquia, Account Director at Fabio Ongarato Design (Previously Producer, Exhibitions Department Museums Victoria) @AnaTiquia This episode »

Cardi Party 2017.10 - James Hewison

James Hewison is currently the Head of Film Programs at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. James will explore the function of cinema as an »

PBS 106.7FM

August 2017 CardiParty Recorded live at PBS FM Since 1979, community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM has been an integral player in Melbourne’s music scene– with »

CardiCast interviews: Hayden Bass

newCardigan interviews Hayden Bass, Outreach Program Manager at Seattle Public Library. @librarianista Justine Hanna speaks to Hayden Bass of Seattle Public Library about »

Statement on Marriage Equality

The newCardigan Committee were disappointed by the recent High Court decision to allow the Marriage Law voluntary postal survey to proceed. This unnecessary survey has already »

GLAM Blog Club - September 2017

Nik McGrath kicked off August's GLAM Blog Club with a post celebrating the Ziggy Stardusts of the archives, and the pleasure of silence after a long »

CardiCast - July CardiParty

July 2017 CardiParty Racism and Identity in Australia with Lauren Ellis Recorded live at the Immigration Museum newCardigan are proud to present a live recording of »