what will the museum of the future be like?
Hi everyone, this is a call out from the Office of Senator Kate Lundy
On 6 September 2011, the Office of Senator Kate Lundy, in collaboration with Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, launched a Digital Culture Public Sphere. This initative is an important part of the National Cultural Policy consultation, as it is a chance to engage with digital voices in the arts, industries and cultural institutions to help shape a new ten year cultural policy for Australia that meets the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
We are talking to folk in film and animation, music and media, digital arts, games development and, importantly, folk from the cultural institutions including galleries, libraries, archives and museums from right across Australia, be they regional, metro or national.
There are immense opportunities for the GLAM sector to engage the broader community in our cultural heritage and the arts through new technologies and of course the Internet - whether that be digitisation of cultural assets or using new technologies to collaborate across the sector for productivity gains and a better online cultural experience. There are also significant opportunities with emerging technologies to create immersive environments where citizens can engage with their cultural heritage digitally in a personal and meaningful way.
Digital cultural heritage and the arts are exciting areas. Australians from right across the country have produced a number of world leading cultural initiatives. This consultation presents an opportunity to showcase the quality of these initiatives, and to establish a compelling national narrative of Australia as an international hub of cultural excellence and innovation.
So as well as your ideas for how Federal Government can support Digital Culture through the National Cultural Policy, please contribute your digital cultural heritage case studies.
This is a call out to the GLAM sector to get engaged in the Digital Culture Public Sphere. You can get engaged by:
The event will facilitate discussions and peer review of ideas to set the vision and narrative for Australia in this space.
We look forward to all your ideas. So help get the word out, so the Australian GLAM sector is well represented in all its diversity.
Digital Culture Public Sphere Coordinator
Have you responded to this yet?
The Live Event is on 6th October. You can register here http://digiculture.eventbrite.com/.
Encouraging everyone at Museum3 to have their say on this issue.