John Patten is a Bundjalung-Yorta Yorta man on his father’s side, and a descendant of First Fleet convicts, Irish rebels and the Saami people of Lapland via his mother. John is Manager of Diversity and Belonging at Museums Victoria.
In this cardiShort, John walks through the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation where he lives in Sunbury, talking about the local native trees and their cultural significance. The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is Heal Country.
Amareswar Galla is Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership and Founding Director of the International Centre for Inclusive Cultural Leadership, and Dean of Faculty Development and Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India. Prof Galla is the Founding Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM), Australia/India/USA.
Prof Galla’s cardiShort gives an overview of the history and inception of the iiiM.
I met Prof Galla at the 17th Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) University in Penang, Malaysia, in 2011, where Prof Galla presented workshops to 41 students (I was one of those students) from 31 countries (including Asia, Europe, and for the first time Australia). His workshops inspired me and helped me along my path of working in the GLAM sector. Thanks Prof Galla!
Bridget Hanna, Digital Programs Producer at Museums Victoria, pivoted from providing programs in a digital learning lab to online experiences during lockdown in Melbourne. Learn more about this process and some of the major projects and innovative solutions Bridget and her team achieved over the past few months.
Bridget Hanna manages digital learning experiences at Museums Victoria. She is an enthusiastic creative arts producer, curator, author and educator who is responsible for onsite, online and virtual digital learning experiences at Museums Victoria and for the creative content and programming of Melbourne Museum’s digital Learning Lab.
In this episode Nicole Kearney, Manager, Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia, talks about how the Biodiversity Heritage Library Australia continued to operate (& thrive) with their entire BHL operation shut down.
In this episode Sophie Shilling, Digital Information Specialist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), shares what it’s been like to start a new job during COVID lockdown in Melbourne, and has some thoughts and links she’d like to share in her blog below.
“I’m the Digital Information Specialist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), and during the pandemic I’ve been living and working on Boonwurrung land. I started working for BoM in the middle of Stage 4 restrictions, so I’ve never actually worked in the office. I had to get creative to make this video, as the restrictions of being new in the role and of COVID-19 meant that I couldn’t give a tour or even a virtual tour, so instead I’m answering 73 Questions á la Vogue about the job, starting in lockdown, working from home, and how I got to where I am.
I hope you find the video enjoyable and informative – I’ve linked the bits and pieces referenced throughout below. My thanks to Paul O’Farrell for helping produce the video – all I did was talk, really, It would be remiss of me not to credit him here as cameraman, director, producer, editor, disembodied voice, and chief font detective to get it to look juuust like the Vogue videos.
Lauren has added a bonus recommendation, not mentioned in her cardiShort: “Another pod I have loved this year in the lead up to the US election explored the historical and intentional foundations of systemic racism and exclusion – Who We Are hosted by Carvell Wallace (who also hosted the beautiful Finding Fred pod)”.
Many will remember Lauren from her cardiParty on Racism and Identity in Australia, and a tour of the Identity: your, mine, ours exhibition at the Immigration Museum in July 2017, available to listen to on cardiCast.
Big thank you to Lauren. I can’t wait to visit Bendigo Art Gallery this Summer.
Do you work in GLAM and would you like to do a short video for cardiShorts? For beginner filmmakers, Andrew Kelly has written a blog with some helpful pointers. If you’re interested in submitting a cardiShort, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.