Digital age leaders gather in Canberra

Digital age leaders gather in Canberra


26 October 2016

Digital age leaders gather in Canberra to save cultural collections


In a time of rapid technological growth, how do you manage an ever-growing cultural collection?


The challenges posed by the digital age will be the topic of discussion amongst national and international archiving leaders gathering at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) on Thursday 10 November for Digital Directions 2016.


Following on from last year’s sold out conference, Digital Directions will attract scholars, policy-makers, creative entrepreneurs, and galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) sector professionals together in the same space, including experts from the National Archives of Australia, Google Creative Lab, Griffith Review, Deloitte, and more.


Keynote speaker Jan Müller, CEO, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and Chairman, Europeana Foundation, says it’s important to adapt to the challenges.


‘Only organisations that are able to continually reinvent themselves can retain their relevance in this technology-dominated and networked area. What they have in common is the ability to involve users in the development of their products and services to fully integrate both offline and online channels,’ said Mr Müller.


He added: ‘Our institutions must focus on reaching users in both the physical and virtual worlds. The key challenge here is to optimally help the users to realise their goals within this media mix.’


The conference is delivered in partnership with the National Archives of Australia. Tickets are now available and can be purchased online.


When: Thursday 10 November 
Time: 9am to 5pm 
Where: National Film and Sound Archive 
Tickets: $275, concession $145. Book online



Keynote speaker Jan Müller is available for interviews. For more information, please contact Miguel Gonzalez (NFSA National Media Manager), (02) 8202 0114,, or Jemma Pietrus (NFSA Publicity Coordinator), (02) 6248 2248,



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