Author Archives: Michaela Hart

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GLAM 3017

Archivist Young passed the awl over the panel and stood back as the door to the airlock slid open. Twirling it around like the magician they had seen on the tapes, Young appreciated how the old tool had been fitted with … Continue reading

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Can anyone suggest a better word for journey?

The story below provides an overview of my career path to archives. It was published in the April edition of the Australian Society of Archivists Victorian Branch newsletter and appears with only two changes. A spelling mistake helpfully pointed out … Continue reading

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Archivist Toolkit

“Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.” Douglas Adams Just when I was considering retiring this blog and sticking to … Continue reading

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My Rainbow Collection

To the archives! The marriage equality debate in Australia seems stuck on one question at the moment. To plebiscite or not to plebiscite? The 1999 republic referendum, and more recently Brexit are just two examples of how things (in my … Continue reading

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Forgotten or forgone?

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. Susan Sontag Last July I was standing in an op shop in Greytown, which is sort of up from Wellington. Wendy … Continue reading

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Cardi Party

  On Friday night I presented to the New Cardigan July gathering. Regular readers won’t be hugely surprised to learn the subject of my talk included tea rings on archival records, floppy discs, and how we retain the material elements of … Continue reading

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Oculus Rift

Last week  two colleagues and I headed off to the National Trust to see their latest exhibition  Virtually There. I particularly wanted to check out the Virtual Reality simulations of Old Melbourne Gaol and Rippon Lea. We were led into a … Continue reading

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