The record for this image of the Black Cat cafe on Brunswick St does not specify an accurate creation date, so can anyone identify it based on the interior? According to Museum Victoria, it holds a collection of over 250 items related to the history of the Black Cat, which opened in 1982, closed in 2001, and reopened soon after. It continues to be a popular cafe and bar today.
Courtesy of SLV / ID: H2009.52/224 / photographer: Phillip Rogers / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1970-1996
I emailed the Museum on 22 August asking if items from the Black Cat collection have been digitised and if any of it is accessible. I have not received a response. Typical inept government bureaucracy.
It was with some bemusement therefore to see the Museum tweeting about my previous post about the history of the butcher’s shop on Brunswick St that is now Largo, which used images from their collection.
Having a social media strategy does not compensate for failing to acknowledge and respond to correspondence. What’s the point of trying to engage with your audience when you ignore them when they try to engage with you?