Gold Coast GLAM APLIC18

So, you’re heading to the Gold Coast to attend the 2018 Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference and you want to visit some GLAM institutions while you’re here. Conference tours are always popular and you can visit the selection of APLIC library tours here but if you’re into more of a DIY approach to touring, or the formal tours are booked out, then you will find lots of inspiration below.

Public libraries

City of Gold Coast has libraries across the city including a Local Studies Library and a Special Needs Library. You can find locations and opening hours here.

University libraries

Bond University is based on the Gold Coast and you can find library info here.

Griffith University has five campuses across South-East Queensland and you can find Gold Coast campus library info here.

Southern Cross University has three campuses across Queensland and New South Wales and you can find Gold Coast campus library info here.

TAFE libraries

TAFE Queensland Library Network has three campuses on the Gold Coast and you can find library info here.

Special libraries

Gold Coast Health Library Service have two locations and info can be found here.

City of Gold Coast has a Local Studies Library at Southport Library and a Special Needs Library at Nerang Library.

School libraries

St Hilda’s School library doubles as an archives for the school. Info here.

The Southport School has a Resource Centre Library that doubles as an archives for the school. Location info here.

If you’re interested in visiting school libraries then I suggest getting in touch with the Queensland School Library Association for suitable locations and contacts.

Gallery

The Gallery at Home of the Arts (HOTA) is well worth a visit. HOTA is the centre of arts events on the Gold Coast and features a vibrant program of exhibitions and events. Location info here.

Museums

Surf World Gold Coast is Queensland’s only surfing museum and definitely worth a visit to learn about Queensland’s surfing culture! Location info here.

There are also a variety community museums and local history groups and you can find more info here.

Heritage walks

One of the ways you can discover Gold Coast history and heritage is to experience our heritage walks. There are currently four self-guided walks with supporting maps and information that you can read and download here.

Indigenous culture

At the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre you will learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the Gold Coast.

The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre aims to record and promote the traditional knowledge of our region, especially the Yugambeh language which is spoken throughout South East Queensland.

 

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