After-Life: the digital future of visual history archives

After-Life Symposium

Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design
Glyn Davis Building
The University of Melbourne

  • Symposium

Design practices and collecting institutions are united in grappling with the management and preservation of born-digital records and the ever-growing demands of digital archival collections.

The Event:

The annual ACAHUCH symposium for 2020 will bring together international and national experts, local professionals and designers. Speakers will assess lessons learned as we seek to continue to preserve, edit and share architectural and design-related documentation, and will discuss how to manage enduring access to digital design records including photographs, moving image, CAD, BIM, and 3D modelling.

Click here for the Symposium Brochure, including speakers, topics, and their bios.

Keynote Speaker:

Martien de Vletter, Associate Director of the Collection at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Montreal, where she is responsible for the digital preservation and access program. Prior to this she was a curator at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI), Rotterdam, and has also published widely on architecture and urbanism in the Netherlands and Indonesia.

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