Data Salon

The Sydney Cultural Data Salon is a bi-monthly meeting for cultural workers and institutions interested or involved in the use of cultural data.

It provides a unique forum to share experiences, approaches, strategies and tools. With invited talks and discussion opportunities the salon series explores how data-led research and innovation can inform a holistic view of visitor expectations and experience to inform strategic planning and daily decision making.

Previous Salons

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Data Salon #7

June 26, 2020

Data driven decision making for a post COVID transition, with the Australian Council and Sydney Opera House.

Data Salon #6

May 1, 2020

Cultural data responses to COVID-19, with the Casula Powerhouse and Art Gallery of NSW.

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download Data-salon-5-Briefing-Feb2020

Data Salon #5

Feb 28, 2020

Location responsive museum interpretation, with the Hyde Park Barracks (Sydney Living Museums).

Data Salon #4

Dec 6, 2019

Digitisation at scale, with The Powerhouse (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences).

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download Data-salon-3-Briefing-Sept2019

Data Salon #3

Sep 27, 2019

#NewSelfWales by the numbers - mixing user and collection data, with the State Library of NSW.

Data Salon #2

Jul 26, 2019

Social data and CRM practices, with the Art Gallery of NSW.

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download Data-salon-1-Briefing-May2019

Data Salon #1

May 31, 2019

Workshop to establish data salons topics, hosted by UNSW Art & Design.


The salons began in early 2019 and are co-convened by Prof. Keir Winesmith and Dr. Lizzie Muller. The series is supported by the Sydney Culture Network and UNSW Art & Design.

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Email the conveners at to ask a question, suggest a topic or offer to host.

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