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!
Gallery Manager, Hayley Haynes, and Gallery Assistant Roza Schenk, spoke to our biggest audience yet and shared a little about themselves, about No Vacancy Gallery and about the exhibition Museum of Broken Relationships.
Our August cardiParty was at the wonderful Chinese Museum where we had a fabulous tour and talk about the current exhibition.
However, due to technical difficulties we couldn’t record the event on the night (never fear, we will have an interview with the Curator, Ethel Villafranca, very soon) but as we were at the Chinese Museum some of us couldn’t help but recall the Italian Museum we visited oh so long ago now in 2016.
So, instead of the recording of our August cardiParty, we invite you to listen, or refresh your memory, to our awesome cardiParty at the Museo Italiano.
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.
Our May Melbourne cardiParty was held at Melbourne Museum with Wayne Gerdtz – Information Officer in Museums Victoria’s Research & Collections Division – taking our cardies on a wander through 600 million years of life.
Wayne was Curator for Melbourne Museum’s Science & Life Gallery redevelopment in 2009, delivering the ‘Dinosaur Walk’, ‘Wild’, ‘600 Million Years’, and ‘Dynamic Earth’ exhibitions.
This cardiCast is a double header- we just cannot stop trying to cram in as much information as possible!
In the first instance we are treated to a tour of the Incinerator Gallery and the historical importance of the building for the local community, as well as it’s architectural significance, lead by Gallery Team Leader Richard Ennis. Then we join a robust panel discussion about education and learning in GLAM institutions, which consists of ENVi members Christine Healey, Sacha Fawkes and Andrew Hiskens, as well as our own cardiCore member Nic McGrath.