cardiCast episode 74 – Siobhán Motherway

In this episode of cardiCast, Siobhán Motherway, Manager, Public Information at Museums Victoria, shares insights about the important work of the Ask Us team based at Melbourne Museum in facilitating access to collections, research, identifying specimens and artefacts, and processing donation offers. We also reflect on Siobhán’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Philosophy, Master of Cultural Heritage (Hons), and her fascinating PhD research (currently on hold) analysing case studies of the use of soundscapes in museum exhibitions. Also talented in pottery, follow her work @siobhan.the.potter and see some of her beautiful pieces in the Treasures of the Natural World exhibition when Melbourne Museum reopens.

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cardiCast episode 73 – Özge Sevindik Alkan

In this episode, Hugh talks to Özge Sevindik Alkan.

Özge was born in Turkey, grew up in America and lives in Australia. She holds an honours degree in Journalism from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Information studies from Charles Sturt University. She is the co-author of the children’s book Hijabi Girl. Özge is working on the sequels for Hijabi Girl in between running after her two young children and volunteering for the community organisation Big Group Hug. 

Find Özge on Twitter at @OzgeSevindik and Instagram at @ozgesevalk

Get your Muslim Writers Festival tickets at https://linktr.ee/therightpencollective and follow the hashtag #ozmuslimwritersfest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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cardiCast episode 72 – Megan Cassar

In this episode of cardiCast, Megan Cassar, Project Manager, Exhibitions at the National Communications Museum shares what it has been like to manage the development of a new museum due to open in 2022 during a pandemic. Megan also reflects on how she started out as a forensic photography student at RMIT, moved into publishing textbooks, then volunteered at Melbourne Museum which led to working as an Operations Coordinator for the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery, then later Project Managing the Exhibition Productions team at Museums Victoria, moving in to work as a Production Coordinator at the Science Gallery at University of Melbourne, then finally her current role at the National Communications Museum. Megan also discussed how work in her field is often contract based, which is always difficult in uncertain times that we are living in. Perhaps a lesson learned from Megan is to follow your passion and see where it takes you.

We hope you’re enjoying this series of cardiCast.

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cardiCast episode 71 – Nick Henderson

It’s been awhile since we published our last episode back at the start of 2020. As we could no longer host cardiParties, we ran out of recordings for cardiCast. We concentrated our efforts on cardiShorts, but now it’s time to bring back cardiCast with a series of Zoom interviews with members of our incredible GLAM community.

Our first episode in this series is with Nick Henderson, Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA), and volunteer curator and archivist at the Australian Queer Archives. We discuss the role of curator at NFSA and how that has changed over the last few years. Digital engagement with collections via social media and online; and accessing collections during a pandemic. LGBTIQA+ representation in collections, exhibitions and the GLAM community.

We hope you enjoy this new series.

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cardiCast episode 70 – Arts Centre Melbourne

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Recorded Live

The first cardiParty of 2020 has set the bar high with a massive tour of the Arts Centre Melbourne, inclusive of the Archive Store which host the Australian Performing Arts Collection, the Australian Music Vault Exhibition, as well as it’s Research Centre.

It took 5 tour guides, the careful navigation evening performance attendees, hidden rooms, leather jackets and one very enthusiastic coffee grinder to make this podcast!

Many thanks to Alison Wishart (Head of the Arts Centre curatorial team), Margaret Marshall (Curator of Theatre and Popular Entertainment), Ian Jackson (Assistant Curator of Theatre and Popular Entertainment), Olivia Jackson (Curator of the Australian Music Vault) and Claudia Funder (Coordinator of Research Services) for being amazing tour guides. They will be a hard act to follow!

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cardiCast episode 69 – National Herbarium of Victoria

Melbourne GLAM Tour

Recorded Live

This cardiCast (the last for 2019!) is something a little bit special. Word on the street is that getting into the Herbarium for a tour is pretty hard, but our friends at ALIA Vic allowed some of our cardiCore along to do a little recording and spread the love (and, my word, they was a lot of love to around).

Many thanks to Pina Milne (Collection Manager) and Sally Stewart (Librarian) for hosting the tour, as well as answer the steady stream of GLAM questions.
If you want to find out about all things herbaceous, then this is the cardiCast for you!

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