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  • Writer's pictureMUSEUM STUDIES

Cultural Data Imaginaries Workshop

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

The Australian Cultural Data Engine (ACD-Engine), in collaboration with Design & Art Australia Online (DAAO), the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and The Powerhouse museum presents a collaborative workshop at the Powerhouse museum in Sydney to consider key questions in relation to the creative and visual arts:

How is cultural data used in Australia today? Where is it located? And what kinds of stories does it tell, and inspire?
Wednesday 19 October 2022, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm AEDT Powerhouse museum
Register via Eventbrite here and view program

The workshop brings together researchers, GLAM sector participants, and industry partners to explore the future analytics, creative potential and engagement possibilities of Australian cultural data across GLAM research, the arts industry, and government.

Building on the data-driven work of the ACD-Engine, this one-day workshop aims to share ideas around new approaches to cultural data for shaping and informing arts and cultural narratives as well as developing frameworks for robust data-sharing and utilisation in the cultural sector in Australia.

The workshop will canvass topics and sessions including:

• How cultural data can help us understand artistic careers in the Australian GLAM ecosystem

• The uses and impact of cultural data inside and outside the museum sector

• Potential collaborations and opportunities for cross-sectorial engagement

• New directions at the intersection of data science, GLAM, and government policy

UNSW hosts the DAAO which is Australia’s most comprehensive open resource documenting over 17k artists and designers (including strengths in First Nation’s artists). Anybody interested in the DAAO who can’t make the workshop is encouraged to contact Assoc Prof Joanna Mendelssohn or Dr Scott East or for more info!

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