GLAM symposium delves into emerging technologies in the cultural sector

Date posted: 30 May 2019

Library, gallery, performing arts, archive and museum workers, and other local government cultural development professionals will come together on 17 June to look at how emerging technologies such as virtual reality are changing cultural practices, and to discuss the opportunities facing their respective fields.

The one-day symposium, presented by Lake Macquarie City Council, will explore the use of virtual reality in cultural programs, creative spaces, digital engagement, cultural branding and the interaction between music and the arts.

Manager Arts Culture and Tourism, Jacqui Hemsley, said Lake Mac GLAM 2019 is an opportunity for cultural professionals to learn about emerging trends from other professionals in the industry.

“The arts, museum and cultural landscape is constantly evolving with emerging technologies changing the way the sector operates,” Ms Hemsley said.

“The Lake Mac GLAM symposium offers a unique and targeted professional development opportunity for the more than 200 people who are employed in the arts, museum and culture industry across the Hunter and Central Coast regions to hear from presenters and participate in discussions to address the current issues and trends faced in the industry.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a wide-range of speakers including Home of the Arts (HOTA) Director, Tracey Cooper-Lavery, Historian and Coordinator of GLAMx Digitisation Lab and Hunter (Living) History Initiative, Dr Ann Hardy, Village of Useful Creative Director, Adam Lance, and Creative Producer, Zachari Watt.

What: Lake Mac GLAM 2019

When: Monday 17 June, 8.45am-3.45pm

Where: Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Lake Street, Warners Bay

To view the full program or book tickets, visit lakemacglam19.eventbrite.com.au. Registration includes welcome coffee, morning tea, lunch and a show bag.

Page last updated: 30 May 2019