Summit: syd19


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This talk is presented by

Professor Ross Harley - Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, UNSW & Chair, Sydney Culture Network

Professor Harley is an award-winning artist, writer and educator whose career crosses the bounds of traditional and creative arts research. His video and sound work has been presented at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, New York MoMA, Ars Electronica in Austria, the Biennale of Sydney, and at the Sydney Opera House.

Lizzie Muller - Senior Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design

Lizzie Muller is a curator and researcher specialising in audience experience and collaborative cultures. She researches the future of cultural organisations as sites of participatory knowledge creation. Her curatorial projects blending art, science and technology have been shown in Australia, USA, Canada and the UK. Her numerous industry partnerships include the Australia Council, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and The ArtScience Museum (Singapore), and her projects have been featured regularly by Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper and The Australian among others.

Gill Nicol - Director, Audience Engagement, MCA Australia

Moving from Wales to join Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in July 2015, Gill Nicol originally trained as an artist and has over twenty-five years’ experience in the arts, working with contemporary art and audiences.

As Director of Audience Engagement, she oversees Learning (including Schools and Teacher Engagement, Kids and Families, Public Programs and Access Programs); Marketing and Communications; and Visitor Experience.

Her previous experience includes working for numerous organisations across the UK including engage (national association for gallery education), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Tate Liverpool, Spike Print Studio and Arnolfini in Bristol.

She was module leader for BA Fine Art Professional Practice; and lecturer on MA Curatorial Practice at Bath Spa University from 2012 -2015, alongside running her own consultancy, lightsgoingon, running workshops, feasibility studies, business plans, fundraising, evaluation and board development.

Robin Phua - Director, Digital Experience & CIO, State Library of NSW

Robin Phua joined the State Library in 2013 to implement the Digital Excellence Program: a 10-year NSW Government funded project to digitise and make available the Library's most iconic, at-risk, and in-demand collections and to completely renew the Library's underlying information technology infrastructure and systems.

In 2014, Robin also became the Director, Digital Experience & Chief Information Officer, where he now is responsible for a diverse digital and ICT portfolio including digital strategy and innovation, library systems, digital and web channels, information technology services and heritage collection digitisation. He is particularly proud of the digital achievements at the Library, including the heritage digitisation program, the DX Lab experiments and Amplify, the oral history crowd-source transcription platform.

Prior to joining the Library, Robin delivered major digital and ICT projects in health, energy and media sectors and led award-winning industry development and investment attraction programs for the New South Wales and Singapore governments.

Tim Girling-Butcher - Head of Digital, Sydney Living Museum

Tim has over 25 years experience in the cultural sector in Australia and New Zealand working in museums and galleries. He has led multiple creative projects across a variety of platforms including exhibitions, programs and digital interpretation. Tim’s journalistic training, interest in technology and focus on audience engagement have inspired him to find new and exciting ways to tell stories. In his current role as Head of Digital for Sydney Living Museums, Tim also has a particular interest in exploring how integrating data from public and private sources can reveal new stories and content and act as a tool to connect us with our past.