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To encourage the uptake of online services across the cultural sector funding was given from 1998 to 2000 to initiate or further develop 12 projects and networks which best demonstrated use of online services in Australia's cultural community. The program is now completed.


arrow  Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale

Russell Drysdale 1912-81 celebrates the works of one of Australia's most noted artists. The website provides a record of selected paintings and incorporates Drysdale's lesser known photographs. It explores his interpretations of national identity and culture at a time of tremendous social change in Australian history.

Read how the website was developed at http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/projects/drysdale.htm
Visit the website at

arrow  Stories of the Dreaming

Stories of the Dreaming

Stories of the Dreaming is an exciting website developed by the Australian Museum. The project has gathered dreaming stories from south-eastern Australia, told by the traditional owners of the stories.
Read more.
Visit the website at

arrow  Indigenous website

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Training was the focus of Metro Screen's project for Australia's Cultural Network. The aim was to assist indigenous artists to utilise new technologies - whether as an extension of their arts practice or as a means of developing new practices using the digital technologies as tools.
Three websites and two CD-ROM prototypes were developed by the participants.
Read more.
Visit Metro Screen at

arrow   The Space

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The Space is an online arts and culture-focused gateway website produced using the resources of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and funded by Australia's Cultural Network.

An innovative use of screen real estate, quality graphics and content make The Space a great place to source information about Australian cultural activity.
Read what the site's producer has to say about The Space.
Visit The Space at

arrow  VENEW

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VENEW is an innovative performing arts site which features the Byte Sized Theatre and First Person: Broadband Drama Studio.
Read our article about VENEW and Byte Sized Theatre.
Visit VENEW at


arrow  LOUD

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The LOUD Media Festival of Youth Culture and the Arts was a festival encompassing radio, TV, film and a website. The website includes original art and writing, virtual tours, a postcard competition and much more.
Read our article about LOUD.
Visit the LOUD website at


arrow   Digitisation forum online

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Arts South Australia coordinated a Digitisation Forum Online which provided information on a range of digitisation issues. The work has subsequently been taken up by the National Library of Australia. Read the article about the Digitisation Forum.
Visit the website at



arrow   Australian Libraries Gateway

Australian Libraries Gateway icon

The National Library of Australia (NLA) coordinates the Australian Libraries Gateway, a comprehensive nation-wide libraries' network.
Read what the NLA says about the project or read our short introductory article.
Visit the National Library of Australia at
Visit the Australian Libraries Gateway at


arrow  Australian Archives Network

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The National Archives of Australia is expanding the present Archives of Australia Network to provide a national Web-based network .
Read our article about the Archives of Australia Network project. For more information email Stephen Hall, Project Manager.
Visit the National Archives of Australia at
Visit the Archives of Australia Network at


arrow   Australian Museums On Line (AMOL)

Australian Museums On Line

AMOL is a major project bringing together Commonwealth and state governments and the museum industry to focus on the task of increasing access to Australia's heritage collections.
Read our article about AMOL, or email Tim Hart, Project Manager, for more information.
Visit AustralianMuseums On Line at


arrow   Screen Network Australia

Screen Network Australia

Screen Network Australia improves access to screen industry resources and events in the film, television and related media areas. Read our article about Screen Network Australia.
Visit Screen Network Australia at


arrow   In the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson

In the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson

The In the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson website shows Mawson's life - his adventures, his success in taking science to extreme environments and the scope of his achievements. Read our article about In the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson.
Visit the In the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson website at

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