The Forum will bring AMaGA members and the wider sector together to discuss the theme of ‘Digital Literacy - Audience Engagement and the Visitor Experience'. This year the Forum will be held in a virtual format.
2020 exposed the increasing importance of digital literacy and need to integrate digital opportunities into institutional plans and strategies. This event will bring together colleagues from across the GLAM and tech sector to explore how new technologies can transform how museums and galleries operate both internally and for audiences.
The Forum will feature national and international guest speakers, lightning presentations and an interactive Q+A.
The Forum will also hold a virtual AGM for AMaGA Victoria members.
Targeted at curators with an interest in Victorian history, this workshop, presented in partnership with the Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) will provide training on how to undertake research using the new PROV collection catalogue. The session will provide orientation on finding records that are useful for contextual research including, photographs, maps, plans and correspondence both online and onsite. There will be a particular focus on new digitised photographic collections including: the Harbour Trust Collection (7000+ images relating to ports, harbours and related activities); the Education Department Promotional Branch Collection (18,000 images); Public Buildings Collection (6000 images).