cardiShorts episode 5 – Shane Hughes

While cardiParties are on hold due to the lockdown, we have begun to reach out to our GLAM community with cardiShorts. Videos (5-10mins) taken by a member of our community, either working from home, or going in to work, sharing an aspect of their work during COVID-19.

In this episode Shane Hughes, Keeper, Live Exhibits at Melbourne Museum, introduces us to the different animals, back of house Live Exhibits storage areas and the Forest Gallery at Melbourne Museum. The video was shot before Melbourne Museum reopened to the public. Many of the animals from Live Exhibits were taken home by Keepers while the Museum was closed.

Trigger warning: this video includes spiders, just in case you have a phobia!

Here is a list of the different animals that appear in the video:

‪01:09 Growling Grass Frogs and Green Tree Frog empty enclosure‬

‪01:19 Leather Jacket Fish‬

‪01:39 Lord Howe Island Stick Insects (juveniles)‬

‪02:18 Golden Orb Weaving Spider‬

‪02:32 Golden Orb Weaving Spider‬

‪02:49 Golden Orb Weaving Spider‬

‪03:10 Golden Orb Weaving Spider ‬

‪03:34 Coulon‬

‪03:43 Dermestid Beetles‬

‪03:49 Thorny Devil‬

‪04:53 Central Victorian Funnelweb & Blue Mountains Funnelweb‬

‪05:05 Sutherland’s Funnelweb‬

‪05:15 Blue Mountains Funnelweb ‬

‪08:16 Purple Crowned Lorikeet‬

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 hello@newcardigan.org.


cardiShorts episode 4 – Bentley Bird

While cardiParties are on hold due to the lockdown, we have begun to reach out to our GLAM community with cardiShorts. Videos (5-10mins) taken by a member of our community, either working from home, or going in to work, sharing an aspect of their work during COVID-19.

Bentley Bird is an Ornithology Museum Specialist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In this episode, Bentley shares what her job was before lockdown (data management, pest management, conservation projects, collection access, curatorial projects); and what her job is like now while she works from home cleaning up specimen data including geo-referencing. Big thank you to Bentley for this interesting insight into the work of an Ornithology Museum Specialist. We miss you at Melbourne Museum. Stay safe and all the best to you and your family.

Do you work in GLAM and would you like to do a short video for cardiShorts? For beginner filmmakers, we’ve written a blog post with some helpful pointers! If you’re interested in submitting a cardiShort, please contact us at hello@newcardigan.org.


cardiShorts episode 3 – RAAF Museum

While cardiParties are on hold due to the lockdown, we have begun to reach out to our GLAM community with cardiShorts. Videos (5-10mins) taken by a member of our community, either working from home, or going in to work, sharing an aspect of their work during COVID-19.

In this episode Imogen Telfer, Air Force Imagery Archive Curator at RAAF Museum, introduces us to the RAAF Museum exhibitions in a virtual tour. Please note that as the video was taken indoors in large open spaces and outside the RAAF Museum building, the ambient sounds occasionally overlap Imogen’s presentation.

We were planning a cardiParty with Imogen before lockdown which we sadly had to cancel. Thanks for sharing this cardiShort Imogen, it’s a wonderful substitute for a cardiParty but I hope we can organise an event at RAAF Museum sometime in the future!


Do you work in GLAM and would you like to do a short video for cardiShorts? For beginner filmmakers, we’ve written a blog post with some helpful pointers! If you’re interested in submitting a cardiShort, please contact us at hello@newcardigan.org.


cardiShorts 2 – Make a zine with Kassi

Kassi Grace loves zines.

She loves reading zines, making zines, collecting zines, selling zines, and discovering zines. And she wants you to love them too! That’s why Kassi also loves teaching zines. Prepare your A4 sheet of paper, sharp paper scissors, and favourite pens, and then check out Kassi’s cardiShort video below to find out how to make your first zine!

Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we have to stay apart – that’s why newCardigan is bringing you cardiShorts whilst we can’t run cardiParties. Of course, when we say ‘newCardigan’ we mean you – all the wonderful people who make up the newCardigan community! To feature in your very own cardiShort email hello@newcardigan.org and let us know your big idea! Our 10 minute Film School will help you to craft the perfect cardiShort video.

Thanks to Kassi for making this episode, and Andrew Kelly for post-production.


cardiShorts episode 1 – Home digitisation station

While we can’t bring our cardiParties to our community due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we are instead sharing cardiShorts. Short videos by members of the GLAM community working from home but still able to share an aspect of their work.

In Episode 1, Michaela Hart, Digital Archivist at Department of Health and Human Services, brings us into her home study to share with us how she has set up a digitisation station (using a tripod, camera, light source and Type 1 box) and demonstrating the digitisation process with a glass lantern plate.

Michaela hopes you’re doing well and her 10 minute video makes your feel better. Thank you Michaela, it sure did make me forget my troubles for awhile.

We invite our GLAM community to send us more short videos to share in this series. If you would like to share a video, get in contact with us. We’re interested in videos between 5-10 minutes related to an aspect of your work.

For filming tips, see Andrew’s recent blog post.

Michaela Hart and her home digitisation lab