cardiParty 2018.01.Melbourne – GLAM SLAM

cardiParty 2018.01.Melbourne – GLAM Walking Tour

This time last year we had our first GLAM Walking Tour, and we had so much fun then that we decided to make it an annual event. One of our cardies recently suggested we call it a GLAM SLAM instead, which has a real ring to it! This year we have less walking between venues, but the idea remains that we visit a gallery, library, archive and museum all in one two hour intense session of GLAM!

The itinerary is as follows…

2 – 2:15pm
Sarah McKechnie, Assistant Gallery Manager
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street, Fitzroy
Get there: Bus (200, 207); Tram (11, 86, 96)

Please give a gold coin donation at the door to support the CCP. We will have a tour of the CCP with Sarah, who managers CCP on the weekends, and will be sharing her insights about current exhibition ‘The Art of Publishing: an Exhibition of Mack Books’.
Walk/tram/bus (whatever is your preference!) from Centre for Contemporary Photography to…

Melbourne Museum
Activity Room B, Ground Floor, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Get there: walk, Tram (11 + 86), Bus (200/207 + 250/251)

2:35 – 3:05pm             
Hayley Webster and Gemma Steele, Museums Victoria Library

Come visit Melbourne Museum for a glimpse at some of the rare treasures held in the Museums Victoria Library collection. The library was first established in the 1850s as a working collection for curators, and over its 160-plus year history the library has evolved into one of the best collections of natural history books and journals in the country.

Hayley Webster is the Manager of the Museums Victoria Library in Melbourne, which includes a Rare Book Collection with strength in 18th and 19th century natural history titles. She has experience in managing and promoting special library services, and special collections experience relating to the management, interpretation and digitisation of a Rare Book Collection. Gemma Steele is an early-career librarian whose experience lies mainly in the special library sector, and is currently Librarian at Museums Victoria. A former journalist, media monitor and political researcher, Gemma holds a Double Masters in Information Management and Commerce from RMIT, and studied Journalism and Public Relations in her hometown of Edinburgh.

3:05 – 3:35pm             
Dr Rolf Schmidt, Collection Manager, Invertebrate Palaeontology, Museums Victoria

Interested in fossils and collection management? Rolf will exhibit some fossils from the State Collection and share his insights about managing the collection. As Collection Manager for the state’s Invertebrate Fossil Collections, Rolf manages fossils spanning the past billion years, and includes ammonites, trilobites, sea lillies, lace corals and more.

3:35 – 4pm                  
Nik McGrath, Archivist, Museums Victoria Archives

Museums Victoria Archives is the repository of over 160 years of organisational memory, from our first Director Professor Frederick McCoy until the present day; the Archives document the administrative, collection, exhibition, education and research history of Museums Victoria. Nik will share some favourite items from the Archives, and how these items are connected and tell a story about the Museum.

Dinner and drinks
The Standard Hotel, 293 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy
Get there: Walk, Tram (96)

Places are limited, so please book early!

13th January 2018 starting 2:00 PM through  6:00 PM
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
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