Sydney Culture Data Salon

The Sydney Culture Data Salon is a bi-monthly meet-up for cultural workers interested or involved in the use of cultural data.

The Salon provides a unique forum to share experiences, strategies and tools. With invited talks and discussions, this series explores how data-led research and innovation can inform strategic planning and daily decision making.

Supported by the Sydney Culture Network and UNSW Art & Design.

Convened by Keir Winesmith and Lizzie Muller.

Next Salon

Indigenous Data Sovereignty
September 25th 2020, 12.30pm, online.
The next Salon will be led by Nathan Sentance and Jazz Money, exploring a range of issues including the digitisation of Indigenous cultural objects, stories and knowledges and decolonial approaches to archival practices and institutions.
Please register here.

Previous Salons

download Data-salon-7-Briefing-June2020

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, with the Casula Powerhouse and Art Gallery of NSW.

download Data-salon-6-Briefing-May2020
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).

download Data-salon-4-Briefing-Dec2020
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 (cutsomer relationship management) practices, with the Art Gallery of NSW.

download Data-salon-2-Briefing-July2019
download Data-salon-1-Briefing-May2019

Data Salon #1

May 31, 2019

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

Contact us

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

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