cardiCast Episode 59 – Archie Boulter – Queer Town

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Recorded Live

Our June Melbourne cardiParty was hosted by Archie Boulter, a Melbourne-based entrepreneur and LGBTIQA+ advocate, who shared their experiences creating “queer spaces” within the GLAM sector. Archie  discussed their recent efforts co-leading the establishment of LGBTIQA+ Advisory Groups across Museums Victoria (Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum & Scienceworks), as well as co-founding the social enterprise called Queer Town, which was selected to take part in the Foundry658 Accelerator program, run by ACMI and the State Library.

Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence.

GLAM Blog Club – June 2019

May was our month to talk about Pleasure.

Interestingly this seemed to be a difficult topic with not very many blogs posted. Could this be because it is tough to talk about work as a pleasure or are we all secretly unhappy in our GLAMRous working lives? Or maybe, sometimes, there are more pleasurable things to do than blog about Pleasure?!

Whatever the reason, here are some thoughts on Pleasure … for your pleasure. (Sorry!)

Anne vlogged on the difference between Happiness and Pleasure, how we define these and where does chocolate cake fit in! Love the book recommendation and happiness tips too 🙂

Melly reflects on her time on desk and the pleasure she gets from helping her people.

And on a slightly more sombre note, Clare shares her loss of pleasure in reading and how she plans to get her reading groove back!

Our June topic was suggested by Michaela and is …Radical.

This month you could reflect on how your GLAM spaces could be more radical, or how they are already radical and what this means to you and your organisation. Do the people visiting your GLAM space know how radical you are? Is it possible for your GLAM space, organisation or yourself to be radical? Is being radical political? Social? Personal?

However you choose to interpret the theme, make sure you tag your blog post ‘GLAM Blog Club’ and your social media links with ‘#GLAMBlogClub’ – and of course if you haven’t already done so, register your blog.

We can’t wait to see what you write!

cardiCast Episode 55 – Tim Sherratt

VALA Tech Camp Interview

Recorded Live

Tim Sherratt, Associate Professor of Digital Heritage at the University of Canberra, is a hacker and historian. Tim took some time out at VALA Tech Camp to talk to Andrew about his new obsession, Jupyter Notebooks.

Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence

cardiCast Episode 52 – Museum of The Riverina

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Recorded Live in Wagga Wagga, NSW

The last in our special cardiCast ‘Summer Series’…

Samantha Leah,  ‬Regional Museums Officer at Museum of The Riverina, chats to Justine Hanna and Alissa McCulloch about the Museum’s collections and shares a few of her favourite exhibits.

They are undergoing renovations at present, but when Museum of The Riverina reopens, mid 2020, I highly recommend a visit … also, they have a Gold Chiko Roll!


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Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence

cardiCast episode 47 – Wendy Frerichs

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Recorded In Studio

The sixth in our special cardiCast ‘Summer Series’…

Liaison Librarian at RMIT University, Wendy Frerichs ‬talks us through what she gets up to in a days work. For anyone who has ever wondered just what an academic librarian does!

Music by Professor Kliq ‘Work at night’ Movements EP.
Sourced from Free Music Archive under a Creative Commons licence

cardiParty 2018-12 Melbourne – GLAMRous End of Year Picnic!

 Registration is closed for this event
We are getting our GLAMR on and wrapping up 2018 in style and in great company. Sunday 9 Dec 4pm-10pm at the Botanic Gardens.

Come celebrate the end of a fantastic year with our GLAMRous friends from ALIA Vic, RIMPA Vic, ALIA Students and New Grads, and ASA (Vic).

Please bring along a dish to share, as well as blankets, sunscreen, hats etc.

We hope to see some GLAMRous cardies there!

This is a free event but please RSVP so we know you're coming!

This is a free event. There will also be a book swap on the day. Bring along a gold coin donation and some pre-loved books to participate. If you didn't bring books and find one you love, we ask you leave a gold coin donation per book.

How to get there

The Gardens are just a short tram ride from Flinders St Station.
The closest tram stop is Domain Interchange. Trams running to here are 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67,and 72.

Metered street parking is also available nearby.

9th December 2018 starting 4:00 PM through 10:00 PM
Western Lawn, Birdwood Ave
Botanic Gardens
Melbourne, VIC 3000
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