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. 

Full program coming soon. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Karina Lamb

Karina Lamb

Karina Lamb is an accomplished Gallery and Museum Professional with extensive experience in the strategic planning, development and management of cultural venues and museums, including leading teams to deliver innovative exhibitions, education and public programs. As the Manager Libraries, Arts & Culture at Mornington Peninsula Shire, Karina is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of four departments incorporating Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG), Arts and Cultural Development, Libraries and Local History, including the support of local community museums. From 5 July, Karina begins in the new position of Manager Arts and Libraries for the City of Monash.
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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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2021 VICTORIAN MUSEUM & GALLERIES FORUM SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

                                                

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AMaGA Victoria respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples and honour their Ancestors, Elders and next generations of community and pays respect to the Elders of all the Nations of Victoria, past, present and emerging.