Ann Hardy

Ann coordinates the GLAMx Lab at Special Collections, University of Newcastle, supervises career-ready students and coordinates the Hunter Living Histories Initiative.

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Ann coordinates the GLAMx Living Histories Digitisation Lab at Special Collections, University of Newcastle, and brings her strong collaborative and advocacy skills to the team. Born in Newcastle (NSW) Ann has a strong commitment to preserving cultural heritage of Newcastle and the surrounding areas. In her role she supervises career-ready and volunteers wanting to gain GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) sector skills.

She has worked on initiatives to Indigenise our collections, archives, and GLAM spaces and is also administrator of the Hunter Living Histories Initiative, which has just celebrated 20 years. She works in partnership with communities to co-create heritage projects. Through this community-university role, Ann has collaborated with many stakeholders to network and strengthen knowledge associated with the region’s cultural heritage including Indigenous cultural knowledge. She has contributed to various digitisation projects with communities, including audio-visual digitisation and 3D scanning projects and been executive producer on a documentary series on Newcastle’s history highlighting the significant cultural heritage of the region.  Central to these projects are community-university collaborations that are inclusive and respectful.

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