Marketing Magazine: Google Lens used to showcase Australian women artists

Marketing Magazine: Google Lens used to showcase Australian women artists. “Google Lens technology is being used by the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in an initiative launched to showcase the work of Australian women artists in different locations across the country. The project is a the result of a partnership between the NGA, oOh!Media and Google, and highlights six artists showcased in high-profile out of home sites as part of the gallery’s Know My Name initiative.”

Sydney Arts Guide: Carriberrie Website Celebrates Indigenous Song And Dance This NAIDOC Week

Sydney Arts Guide: Carriberrie Website Celebrates Indigenous Song And Dance This NAIDOC Week. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is marking NAIDOC Week 2020 with the release of Carriberrie, a breathtaking online journey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song and dance from the traditional to the contemporary, set across stunning Australian landscapes. Carriberrie features 156 dancers, 23 performances and nine cultural groups, and is available online now.”

Neos Kosmos: Greek-Australian artists called to register for first online directory

I’m not sure I’m spelling this right so let me apologize in advance. Neos Kosmos: Greek-Australian artists called to register for first online directory. “The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) is inviting artists to register for the first Greek-Australian Artists’ Directory (GAAD) that will be available online for the wider community.”

SBS News: You can now hear 50 everyday words spoken in Indigenous languages from across Australia

SBS News: You can now hear 50 everyday words spoken in Indigenous languages from across Australia. “A new online resource is educating Australians about how to communicate using Indigenous words in the hopes of maintaining the languages.”

National Museum of Australia: Australia’s national Defining Moments Digital Classroom is a game changer

National Museum of Australia: Australia’s national Defining Moments Digital Classroom is a game changer. “Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom (ADMDC) is an innovative teaching and learning website which offers rich resources for teachers and students of Australian History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship. … Students, primary and secondary, can explore Australian history via interactive online games and quizzes, animations, videos and virtual tours, plus teaching and learning activities, delivered to schools via a range of digital devices.”

NFSA Launches ❤ Kylie: A Celebration (National Film and Sound Archive of Australia)

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia: NFSA Launches ❤ Kylie: A Celebration. “The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is turning into a Disco to celebrate Kylie Minogue’s countless achievements with a new online-only exhibition, ❤ Kylie: A Celebration. Now available at nfsa.gov.au/kylie, this online experience features rare content sourced from the NFSA’s vast audiovisual collection, spanning four decades of Kylie performances, interviews and more. ❤ Kylie: A Celebration is published three weeks ahead of Kylie’s 15th studio album, titled Disco.”

Jewish Press: 180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online

Jewish Press: 180 Years of Australian Jewish Newspaper History Going Online. “A new initiative will digitize and open free digital access to 180 years of Australian Jewish newspapers, including over 200,000 pages from Jewish communities across the continent. The project is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia (NLA), the National Library of Israel (NLI), and the Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS).”

InDaily: Zonfrillo’s $1.25m SA-funded Indigenous food database “launched”

InDaily: Zonfrillo’s $1.25m SA-funded Indigenous food database “launched”. “Celebrity chef Jock Zonfrillo’s controversial Orana Foundation is hailing the delivery of a ‘final Milestone Report’ to the South Australian Government for its $1.25 million taxpayer-funded Indigenous Food Database – although it’s unclear when or even if the resource will become publicly available.”

Australasia Leisure Management: Australia’s National Cultural Institutions Receive Funding Boost

Australasia Leisure Management: Australia’s National Cultural Institutions Receive Funding Boost . “The Federal Government has announced that Australia’s national cultural institutions will be receiving an additional $22.9 million in the Federal Budget to assist in their recovery from the impact of COVID-19 shutdowns. Like many others in the cultural and creative sector, these major institutions have lost revenue from visitors, exhibitions and donations during the pandemic.”

Reuters: Australia asks Google to block users ‘walking’ sacred site

Reuters: Australia asks Google to block users ‘walking’ sacred site . “Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the national park where Uluru is located, said Google images contains photographs of the sacred site, which effectively defies the ban.” Google put Uluru on Google Street View in 2017. According to an Australian news source, Google has removed the images.

Catholic Leader: Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788

Catholic Leader: Revisit Australia’s Catholic history all the way back to 1788. “With the global health crisis impacting the [Australian Catholic Historical Society]’s decades tradition of recounting Australian Catholic history, the society has published a fascinating collection of the history of the Catholic community in Australia on their website. The online library includes a timeline with links that stretches back to 1788 – the year the first Mass was celebrated in Terra Australis – newsreel footage dating back 1932 when thousands marched through Melbourne for St Patrick’s Day, and hours worth of links to online historical accounts of the Catholic Church, including video, podcast, journals and other internet entries.”

‘There’s no way we can save it all’: National Archives says audio-visual records will be lost (Young Witness)

The Young Witness (Australia): ‘There’s no way we can save it all’: National Archives says audio-visual records will be lost. “The National Archives of Australia is preparing to lose large sections of its 117,000 hours of magnetic tape archives, including a prioritisation process to ensure archives relating to Indigenous languages and culture aren’t lost. Archivists across the world agree that audio visual archives held on magnetic tape will be lost forever if they are not digitised by 2025, a deadline that institutions like the National Archives and National Film and Sound Archive are battling to meet.”

ArtsHub (Australia): $5.5 Million for National Film and Sound Archive

ArtsHub: $5.5 Million for National Film and Sound Archive. This is Australia. “Perenially starved, fighting a tsunami of content, forced to choose between acquisition and accessibility, the NFSA is always starved for cash. Today Minister Fletcher made a funding announcement as part of a flurry of activity at the cultural end of his portfolio. The NFSA will receive $5.5 million over the next four years. Sounds like junk money but it is claimed to be enough to ‘achieve the digitisation of all audio and video magnetic tape by 2025’.”

Canberra Times: National Library of Australia launches new and improved Trove

Canberra Times: National Library of Australia launches new and improved Trove. “Canberrans will now have access to a new and improved treasure trove of information as the National Library launched its new program on Friday. More than 3000 Australians contributed to a new and improved Trove system, which was unveiled after four years of work.”

Government of Western Australia: New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live

Government of Western Australia: New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live. “Collections WA’ is live. This new digital platform will share regional and community Western Australia’s extensive collection of cultural, creative and natural material with a world-wide audience. Developed as part of the McGowan Government’s $1 million election commitment to promote regional museums and collections, ‘Collections WA’ is a shared resource that can be used by every community collecting institution across Western Australia. It will share the stories of our unique environment, history, culture, and identity.”