Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum

The Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum is an event dedicated to discussing current topics in the museum and gallery sector. 

In 2021 the Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum will be held on Tuesday 20 July, 2021 in a digital format. The 'Digital Literacy – Audience Engagement and the Visitor Experience' theme will address issues around how can we encourage and build digital literacy within our cultural institutions.

'Digital literacy is the ability to identify and use technology confidently, creatively and critically to meet the demands and challenges of living, learning and working in a digital society.' Associate Professor Jo Coldwell-Neilson Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University.

The Forum will feature national and international guest speakers, lightning presentations and an interactive Q+A. 

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Speakers

Lucie Paterson

Lucie Paterson

Lucie Paterson is at the forefront of change and innovation in the museum field. With twelve years’ experience at leading cultural organisations, including Te Papa in New Zealand, Southbank Centre in London and now as Head of Experience, Product & Digital at ACMI in Melbourne, Lucie's work shapes the exhibitions and experiences that will lead our sector into the future.
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Seb Chan

Seb Chan

Seb Chan is Chief Experience Officer at ACMI in Melbourne. He is the senior executive responsible for the Experience & Engagement division of the museum guiding teams responsible for visitor experience, marketing, brand & communication design, digital products, technology, and the museum’s collections, digitisation & digital preservation programs.
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Jane Finnis (she/her)

Jane Finnis (she/her)

Jane is an entrepreneurial, collaborative and persuasive digital expert with over 30 years’ experience at a senior level leading new thinking and practice in the convergence of arts, culture and technology. She is the CEO of Culture24 an internationally recognised independent charity and an important force in building digital capacity in the arts and heritage sector, and a partner with leading UK consultancy firm Counterculture.
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Natalie Carfora

Natalie Carfora

Natalie Carfora is an exhibitions coordinator at MOD., a future-focused museum of discovery at the University of South Australia. Passionate about audience engagement, in particular through the use of digital technologies, Natalie strives to create exhibitions that provide engaging and accessible visitor experiences.
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Jo Coldwell-Neilson

Jo Coldwell-Neilson

Jo Coldwell-Neilson is Associate Dean Teaching and Learning and Professor in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. She is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information Technology Education: Research and Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice.
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Rachel Jones (she/her)

Rachel Jones (she/her)

Rachel (she/her) has worked within the arts and cultural space for 20 years, predominantly working in the local government and not for profit sectors, and as an artist. Undertaking studies in visual art, heritage conservation and education, she has a passion for engaging the public through art, culture and history. Most recently, Rachel has been working with AMaGA Victoria as the Eastern Regional Officer for the Regional Museums Services Project, a Working for Victoria program.
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Indigo Holcombe-James

Indigo Holcombe-James

Indigo Holcombe-James is a postdoctoral research fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision Making & Society, located in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne. She researches digital inclusion and participation, with a specific focus on the digital transformation of cultural and creative institutions and industries.
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Karina Lamb (she/her)

Karina Lamb (she/her)

Karina holds over 25 years’ with the museum and gallery sector. As the Manager Arts & Libraries at City of Monash, Karina Lamb is responsible for the leadership and management of the arts, library and festival/events portfolios, including the Monash Gallery of Arts (MGA), delivering innovative new ideas, programs and strategies that support the needs and expectations of the Monash community. A PhD thesis recently submitted at ANU explores indigenous languages in museum practice. Karina is also the Vice President for AMaGA Victoria Branch Committee.
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Brett Leavy

Brett Leavy

Founder of Bilbie Virtual Lab, Brett is a self-motivated virtual heritage innovator, a First Nations, Digital Aboriginal and descends from the Kooma people who has dedicated his working life to cultural knowledge recording and the industry of communications. His digital work seeks to represent the arts, cultural stories, heritage, traditional knowledge and histories of First Nation people using new, immersive and interactive technologies.
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Daniel Wilksch

Daniel Wilksch

Daniel manages the digitising program at Public Record Office Victoria, the archives of the State of Victoria. Over the last two decades Daniel has worked to copy and publish records so as to provide a meaningful experience when visiting PROV online, and has developed projects such as the 'Battle to Farm' website featuring the work of volunteers who digitised records of Victoria's returned World War One soldier settlers.
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