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Archives in the Digital Age Symposium

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Art Gallery Society of New South Wales

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A symposium to celebrate the launch of the Kaldor Public Art Projects Digital Archive exploring the impact of digital archives

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To celebrate the launch of the Kaldor Public Art Projects Digital Archive, join us for this unique symposium where a range of speakers working in art galleries, museum studies, media and art history come together to explore the cultural impact of digital archives.

Hear from expert professionals - Sarah Cook (University of Glasgow), Katrina Sedgwick (ACMI), John Potts (Macquarie University), Alice Desmond (Kaldor Public Art Projects) and Steven Miller (AGNSW) - as they discuss the role and significance of digital archives, while referring to the new Kaldor Public Art Projects Digital Archive as a case study.

SARAH COOK

Sarah Cook is a curator, writer and researcher based in Scotland. She is Professor of Museum Studies in Information Studies at the University of Glasgow. She is editor of the book INFORMATION (Documents of Contemporary Art, Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2016) and co-author (with Beryl Graham) of Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media (MIT Press, 2010; Chinese edition 2016). Sarah is one of the curators behind Scotland’s only digital arts festival NEoN Digital Arts and founder/curator of LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.

KATRINA SEDGWICK

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director & CEO of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), and is leading the museum through a $40m transformation due to launch in mid 2020. Previously she was the Head of Arts for ABC TV, and the founding director of the Adelaide Film Festival with its ground breaking Investment Fund. She is a Back to Back Theatre Board member, Deputy Chair of the Creative Industries Advisory Group and on the New Melbourne Festival 2020 Advisory Group and the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation Advisory Committee.

JOHN POTTS

John Potts is Professor of Media at Macquarie University. He is the author of the books The New Time and Space, A History of Charisma, Ideas in Time, and Culture and Technology (with Andrew Murphie), and editor of The Future of Writing and After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History (with Charles Merewether). He is the Lead Chief Investigator of the ARC Linkage Project Digitising the Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive.

ALICE DESMOND

Alice Desmond is the Kaldor Public Art Projects Archive Collection Curator. Alice has worked as a curator and digital producer at various cultural organisations, including the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Sydney Review of Books.

STEVEN MILLER

Steven Miller is head of the National Art Archive and the Capon Research Library at the Art Gallery of NSW. His book Dogs in Australian Art was published by Wakefield Press in 2012, revised and expanded in 2016. He has also co-authored Awakenings: Four lives in Art (2015), Degenerates and Perverts: The 1939 Herald Exhibition of French and British Contemporary Art (2005), which received the NSW Premier's Australian History Award, and The Art and Life of Weaver Hawkins (1995) with Eileen Chanin.

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