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Archives Amplified
Archives Amplified
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Australian Society of Archivists presents


Connect, Challenge, Reimagine
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14 - 17 September 2021

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine

Archives Amplified: Connect, Challenge, Reimagine


Definition of amplify (am-pli-fy)

  1. to expand by the use of detail, illustration or closer analysis; to expand one’s remarks or ideas;
  2. to enlarge upon or add context (to a story or statement)
  3. to grow in size or effect;
  4. to increase the strength or amount of, especially: to make louder

How do we ‘amplify’ archives in a post-COVID world? Let’s question the status quo. There has probably never been a better time to do so. Join us at South Bank, the cultural hub of Brisbane, as Archives Amplified 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing boundaries of archives and the archival profession.

This conference will be held on the traditional land of the Turrbal and Yuggera people and will provide a platform for finding creative solutions to new and shared challenges. The theme is open to encompass many ideas and topics, and we welcome creative responses. A broad range of topics will be explored, focused on the central theme of ‘amplify’. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reimagining the potential of archives in an environment disrupted by pandemics, climate change and social upheaval
  • Growing and supporting diversity and inclusivity
  • Increasing visibility, access and understanding of archival holdings in an ever more virtual world
  • Digital transformation and innovation
  • Disruptive thinking and organisational change
  • Removing barriers and breaking down borders;
  • Advocacy and sustainability
  • Collaboration, participation and engagement
  • Strategies for documenting society in an enduring, connected and sustainable manner when everyone can be a 'citizen archivist'
  • Connecting with and engaging new audiences;
  • Removing barriers and breaking down borders;

Archives Amplified 2021 invites you to join the conversation so we can amplify the role of archives into the future.

Keynote Speakers


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