Digital Heritage Workshop

The Lab
Level 2 of the Digital Studio
West Wing of Arts West
(access via the rear lift)


Demarcations of time and space are becoming more fluid in the digital world, and our cultural heritage, once experienced as often static or distant, is progressively more interactive, immersive, and interlinked with the technologies that frame our everyday. As a result, the GLAM sector needs to engage audiences by making available expanding amounts of content in a wide range of digital environments. This digital transformation is remaking careers in the cultural sector.

This workshop, hosted by the Digital Studio, is an opportunity to interrogate what is required for a career in digital heritage now and into the future. The outcomes of this event will help inform planning for future degrees in the field, with a view towards offering bespoke courses in 'digital heritage’ and ‘cultural informatics' that will enable a new generation of digital heritage professionals.


10.00am - 11.15am
Panel discussion: What are the needs of the cultural industry for curation and management of digital heritage?

Chair: Professor Rachel Fensham, Assistant Dean, Digital Studio

  • Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer, ACMI
  • Daniel Wilksch, Manager Digital Projects, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Tim Sullivan, Digital GLAM Consultant, AARNet
    (former Head of National Collection, Australian War Memorial)

11.30am - 12.30pm
Panel discussion: What are graduate attributes and pathways?

Chair: Dr Natalia Grincheva, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Unit of Public Cultures

  • Dr Fiona Tweedie, Data Policy and Strategy Adviser, University of Melbourne
  • Travis Cox, Creative Developer, FGMNT
  • Glen Walton, Artistic Director, Playable Streets

1.00pm - 2.00pm
Lunch and Digital heritage seminar: Digital interactions in cultural materials conservation

A course development workshop expanding on the morning discussion will follow in the afternoon.

You can attend an individual session or come for the whole day.