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Vernon User Group (VUG) Australasia 2020

12 October 2020 - 16 October 2020

This year our Vernon User Group (VUG) will be held online as a conference. We would love for you to join us during the week of the 12th of October for a range of panels, speakers, feature request discussions, and company updates about past and present development. The opening and closing sessions will comprise of what we normally cover in our meeting days in previous VUGs.

Attending our VUG is free for anyone from our client organisations.

We will also provide two VUG training webinars for $30 NZD/AUD each. You can see them advertised on our events page.

When registering, you can choose which panels you would like to attend. All of our panels will have time for discussion and questions between panelists and attendees.

Natural Sciences panel

Panellists: Dean Beasley (Queensland Museum), Johnathon Ridden (Canterbury Museum), Jo Pegler (Eromanga Natural History Museum), and Auckland Museum.

Explore the challenges of cataloguing Natural Science collections.

Decolonising the database – cataloguing inclusively panel

Panellists: Linda Connolly (ACMI), Gareth Seymour (Ngā Taonga), Anne Harlow (Otago Museum), and Chanel Clarke (Auckland Museum).

Panellists will reflect on past and present projects that change their ways of cataloguing to be more inclusive.

Small Museums and Galleries panel

Panellists: Claire Muir (Deakin University), Jacky Healy (University of Melbourne), Karen Payne (Cambridge Museum), and Tapara Reid-Hiakita (Whakatane Museum).

This panel puts a spotlight on projects that smaller organisations undertake, and the problems and solutions along the way.

Cataloguing the unusual panel

Panellists: Christen McAlpine (MOTAT), Jacqui Woolf (MONA), and Julie-Anne Carbon (National Gallery of Victoria).

GLAM organisations collect the weird and wonderful. This panel looks at some of the challenging objects that our sites have to catalogue! Feel free to bring your own war stories.

Guest speakers
Monday: Rowan Carroll, NZ Police Museum, “I see dead people”

Friday: Tanja Coleman, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Schedule for the VUG. If you require a copy to read, please email us.

You can Register below. If you have any more questions, please contact Cherry Elias at: cherry@vernonsystems.com


12 October 2020
16 October 2020
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