Hidden Gems is an international symposium that will explore the role of libraries and archives in the revitalisation of Indigenous languages and culture. It will be held on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August 2013 in the Metcalfe Auditorium at the State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Sydney.
The Hidden Gems symposium will bring together a number of speakers who are passionate about the field of language revitalisation. Indigenous people, librarians, archivists, linguists and museum professionals will share their experiences of working in the field of language documentation and revitalisation.
During the symposium the State Library will showcase some of its hidden treasures relating to Indigenous Australian languages. Participants will also have an opportunity to be involved in a tour of the Library and Galleries to learn more about the significant collection of Indigenous materials held at the State Library.
For registration information please contact Monica Galassi: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +61 (02) 9273 1453 or visit the website: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/symposiums/hidden_gems.html
Read more about this project here: www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/28/dictionaries-shed-light-indigenous-languages