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GLAM Peak Media Release

The Parliamentary Friends of Museums Libraries and Galleries believe our cultural organisations are vital at this time of national crisis and recovery.

Full release here: PDF icon Parliamentary Friends and GLAM Peak Media Release 11 August 2020 for Art....pdf


GLAM Peak's endorsed priorities of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

GLAM Peak has endorsed its priorities for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

GLAM Peak priorities: PDF icon 2020-08-31 GLAM Peak SDG priorities endorsed.pdf


GLAM Peak Statement

GLAM Peak has released the following statement in response to COVID-19. 

GLAM Peak statement: PDF icon COVID_Statement.pdf


GLAM Peak Guidelines for developing state and territory digital access to collections plans

GLAM Peak has developed guidelines for developing state and territory digital access to collection plans. 

It can be downloaded here: PDF icon GLAM Peak - Guidelines for Developing State and Territory Digital AccessFIN.pdf


GLAM Peak Media Statement

GLAM Peak has released the following media statement in response to disestablishment of the Department of Communications and the Arts. 

GLAM Peak statement: PDF icon GLAM Peak Media Release 161219.pdf


GLAM Peak Submissions

GLAM Peak has made two submissions recently. The first was to the Senate Inquiry into Nationhood, National Identity and Democracy, and the second was in response to the Australian Infrastructure Audit 2019, where GLAM Peak commended Infrastructure Australia for the inclusion of social infrastructure: arts and culture for the first time in the national picture.

These can be found here: 


Advocacy outcome

Our strong message that the Efficiency Dividend is a compounding budget cut that has a disproportionate and destructive impact on the national cultural institutions has been heard.

Just a few days before the Federal election on 18 May, the Coalition Government announced a last minute update to its Budget plan.

“All agencies with an average staffing level of below 200 would be exempt from the efficiency dividend, as would the National Disability Insurance Agency, financial regulators and institutions that maintain Australia’s cultural and historical collections.

Along with the NDIA, the lucky few include the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Australian War Memorial, National Archives of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, and the National Museum of Australia.” FULL ARTICLE HERE



Ongoing advocacy for the GLAM sector

GLAM Peak in March 2019 released an advocacy booklet outlining the concerns of the GLAM Sector. For more information please download the booklet here:

PDF icon GLAM Peak booklet_proof 01.pdf


To contact GLAM Peak on matters of advocacy please contact: 

Alex Marsden, Australian Museum and Galleries Association (@AMaGAnational)
Sue McKerracher, Australian Library and Information Association (@ALIANational)

Lucinda Davison, secretariat and support, GLAM Peak. (@glam_peak