Culture Craft and Design

Traditional items may drive contemporary design iterations.

Traditional and contemporary craft operates at an interesting intersection within the Smithsonian and within arts and culture more broadly. Traditional handcrafts and other reflections of heritage such as artisan food and folk music have  very high levels of historical and social value, and are now finding a place within the business of cultural tourism. The … Read more

The Political Museum

Dr David Fleming OBE, Director, National Museums Liverpool, UK. Image courtesy Museums and Galleries Queensland

Guest blogger: Deannah Leith – Museums & Galleries Queensland Dr David Fleming OBE, Director, National Museums Liverpool, UK, is coming to Australia to present as part of Museums & Galleries Queensland (M&G QLD) 2015 Conference. Not only is Dr Fleming the international keynote speaker, he will also present a Masterclass entitled The Political Museum. Dr … Read more

The Fleet Store pops up in partnership with APDL


The Fleet Store is Brisbane’s annual ‘fleeting’ boutique. Managed by QUT Fashion and Business students, The Fleet Store showcases apparel, accessories, artwork and other unique products made by current QUT students and alumni. 2015 is the fifth year of The Fleet Store, and will see it popping-up in partnership with SLQ’s Asia Pacific Design Library at State Library … Read more

NAIDOC Week 2015

NAIDOC Week 2015.

NAIDOC Week’s theme for 2015 “We all stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate” highlights the ongoing spiritual connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to land and sea. It also provides a focus for schools, communities, IKCs and libraries to celebrate Indigenous culture and language. Connection to country also reinforces the connection of language … Read more