Julie Banks is the Associate Director, Collections at the University of Melbourne. Previously, Julie was Acting Director Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). In her previous role as Head of Collections and Major Projects at MAAS, Julie led the development and implementation of a large-scale project to digitise, document, and relocate the MAAS collection.
MuseumNext Digital Collections Summit
Monday, 4 October 2021
Digital Collections as Urban Placemakers
The University of Melbourne’s Cultural Commons strategy seeks to unlock the breadth of the University’s Cultural Commons in order to reach new and global audiences and inspire scholarship. We will share findings from a global benchmarking study and our steps towards an institutional reimagining of digitisation as a key enabler for engagement and scholarship as well as creating unique placemaking possibilities. As we embed collection items in physical space through projects such as The Digital Bricks, we give visibility to heritage, provide access for community members, and highlight Indigenous knowledge and practice.
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