Later this month I will be presenting a paper on DIY archiving at a pop-up workshop in Sydney which has been organised by Archive Futures in association with the Australian Centre for Public History. The workshop, called "Death and Life", will be held on Friday 20th November from 2.30-5pm in UTS Building 10 (Jones Street), Level 9, Room 113. Places at the workshop are limited. If you would like to attend please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Thursday, 1 October 2015
In an earlier post I asked if crowdfunding might be a pathway to financial sustainability for DIY popular music archives, museums and halls of fame. A current crowdfunding campaign by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem on the site Indiegogo suggests that some community archives are turning to crowdfunding as a source of much needed cash to keep their operations going.
Monday, 28 September 2015
News that the American Museum of Telephony (aka JKL Museum of Telephony) has been destroyed by a fire is a reminder of the precarity of collections held in many community heritage institutions.
Friday, 18 September 2015
Today I had the pleasure of taking Dr Andrew Flinn from University College London to visit the Australian Jazz Museum (incorporating the Victorian Jazz Archive), located in Wantirna, an outer suburb of Melbourne.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
This evening I was fortunate to attend a public lecture in Melbourne with papers delivered by Dr Andrew Flinn (University College London) and Professor Anne Gilliland (UCLA).
Monday, 3 August 2015
The 2015 conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand branch will be held this December at the School of Music, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. With the theme speaking to 'Popular Music, Stars and Stardom', the conference will be a wonderful opportunity to share with popular music studies colleagues some key findings that have emerged from the research.
Friday, 31 July 2015
Guest blog post: authorised archives --- overview of the article "Historical records, national constructions: the contemporary popular music archive"
Thursday, 30 July 2015
A short write-up about the edited collection "Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-yourself, Do-it-together", published in May 2015 by Routledge, has been reviewed in Sonograma Magazine.
Friday, 17 July 2015
The 2015 conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia will be held this December at the University of Melbourne. The conference theme is 'Minor Culture', so one of particular relevance to a project that is looking at archival practices occurring outside mainstream heritage institutions. The conference will be a great opportunity to share some key findings that have emerged from this research and to get feedback from the cultural studies scholarly community.
Monday, 1 June 2015
I'm happy to be writing with confirmation that another book contract with Routledge is signed, sealed and delivered. The book, which I hope will hit the shelves by late 2016, will be called Popular Music Preservation in Community Archives, Museums and Halls of Fame: A DIY Approach to Heritage and will be in the Routledge Research in Music book series. The manuscript is set to be delivered to the publisher in May 2016.