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.
Clare Presser
Music collector, events manager, radio monkey and windmill tilter
Andrew Kelly
Western Correspondent, tech gibbon, three hours behind.
Nik McGrath
Archivist, event planner, blogger, photographer, GLAM geek, always up for a chat.

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