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Melbourne Tram Museum

The Melbourne Tram Museum is a volunteer-based non-profit group that manages and operates the museum located at 8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn – the former Hawthorn Tram Depot. The museum includes 20 fully restored heritage trams.

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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 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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cardiShorts episode 9 – Rolf Schmidt

In this episode Rolf Schmidt, Collection Manager, Invertebrate Palaeontology at Museums Victoria, talks about working from home, catching up on legacy cataloguing in EMu transferring data from paper accession registers into the electronic collection management system, working on publishing information from Rolf’s PhD in scientific journals, and selecting a fossil for Victoria (voting details later)! Rolf’s cute fluffy cat also makes an appearance! Thank you for sharing your WFH experience with us Rolf. I’m sure many of us can relate to the overwhelmed feeling of uncertainty during these difficult times in isolation. Stay safe and well everyone.

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 8 – Amelia Marra

In this episode Amelia Marra, Operations Coordinator, Victorian Collections at Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) Victoria, shares some insights about working from home, and moving Victorian Collections training to an online platform.

Amelia advocates for the GLAM sector on her twitter account @Miss_Meels, including challenges facing our sector during lockdown and how this impacts GLAM workers. If you would like to share some of the challenges that you have faced over the past few months, or challenges facing the sector in the coming months, please reach out to newCardigan on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or via email. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Amelia. We really hope to see you at a cardiParty down the track.

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.