GLAM Peak’s call to get digitisation project back on track

Recent survey results identify top needs for museums, galleries and historical societies working through COVID-19, and it all rests on digitising collections and training.

A recently released report by GLAM Peak (14 January) – the peak body for galleries, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other collecting bodies in the cultural heritage sector – showed that digitisation and training is the tested path to recovery and future sustainability.

The peak body surveyed more than 80 organisations in December 2020 and found that 98% had experienced some form of hardship as a result of the pandemic.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina