Conferences and symposia

The RMIT Design Archives has hosted a number of research symposia and events connected with its activities over the last few years.


The Joy of Motoring: Automotive Historians Australia 4th annual conference, 18 to 19 October, 2019.  Co-convenors Professor Harriet Edquist, AM, and Dr. Simon Lockrey.


International symposium

Design Exchange: building curatorial collaborations across continents.
27 September 2013, RMIT Europe Barcelona.
Convenors: RMIT University Design Archives / University of Brighton Design Archives


ICAM Australasia Symposium

Hosted by RMIT, State Library of Victoria (SLV) and Melbourne University. Melbourne on 28 October 2011.

The Symposium for members of the Australian Chapter of ICAM was attended by representatives from the Australian Institute of Architects National Heritage Taskforce, Heritage and Conservation Professionals (WA), Public Record Office (Vic), RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, UNISA, University of Auckland, University of Melbourne, University of Newcastle and the University of Queensland. ICAM is the international confederation of architectural museums and an organisation of architectural museums, centres and collections. It is dedicated to fostering links between all those interested in promoting the better understanding of architecture.


Alternative Practices in Design: The Collective - Past, Present & Future

Digital Archives Project



Cumulus 38ºSouth: hemispheric shifts across learning, teaching and research. 12-14 November 2009. Melbourne, Australia, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology


Digital Archives Project

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