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The enigmatic Mr Deakin

Judith Brett, award-winning author, leading political thinker and Emeritus Professor of politics at La Trobe University

28 February 2018

An exploration of the political achievements and the inner spiritual life of early Australian prime minister Alfred Deakin.

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history, politics, spirituality

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Midawarr (Harvest) artist talk with John Wolseley

Artist John Wolseley

13 February 2018

An exclusive insight into the development of the Midawarr | Harvest exhibition and the remarkable relationship John shared with Yolgnu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda.

art, indigenous

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Word for word – Songlines

Musician and Gamilaraay language teacher Nardi Simpson, linguist and Western Desert language expert Elizabeth Marrkilyi Ellis, author and Aboriginal educator Dr Paul Collis, and Indigenous policy expert Sarah Burr

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 4 February 2018

Explore the languages of Australia’s first peoples and how words that often defy translation into English carry knowledge, culture and a way of being in the world.

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culture, indigenous, language

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Telling the story of Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Sita McAlpine and Christiane Keller, curators, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 1 December 2017

Behind the scenes stories of travelling with Aboriginal artists and recording and telling their stories in the lead up to the Songlines exhibition.

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culture, indigenous, women

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Behind the technology – creating the dome

Dr Peter Morse, Fulldome Artist, Hobart, Tasmania

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 17 November 2017

The latest technology behind the digital dome on show in the Songlines exhibition, with an outline of the artworks and film featured in the Walinynga (Cave Hill) and Seven Sisters experiences.

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culture, digital, exhibition, indigenous

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Songlines: the foundational Australian story

Indigenous scholar and designer Alison Page, Big hART creative director Scott Rankin, filmmaker and Martu man Curtis Taylor, Songlines lead curator Dr Margo Neale, with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 16 November 2017

Defining and understanding Aboriginal songlines as epic foundational stories and part of the dreaming, Jukurrpa, using modern digital storytelling.

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culture, indigenous

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Archaeology of Lake George

Amy Way

Canberra Archaeological Society, 15 November 2017

Anthropologist Amy Way examines the human occupation and environmental prehistory of Lake George, a massive, resource-rich, upland freshwater lake that is unique in Australia, in an attempt to discover more about prehistoric foraging.

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anthropology, archaeology, environment

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Fall of Singapore session two: Personal stories

National Museum of Australia Deputy Director Janda Gooding and Australian War Memorial curator Garth O'Connell

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

Janda Gooding on ‘Broken families: British evacuees to Australia 1941–42’ and Garth Connell on ‘The blue birds are calling me back home: Aboriginal Australian prisoners of war in Singapore’

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history, military, museums

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Fall of Singapore session one: Museums and memory

National Museum of Australia Director Dr Mathew Trinca, historian Professor Joan Beaumont, National Museum of Singapore curator Priscilla Chua and historian Professor Frank Bongiorno

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

Mat Trinca on ‘The partnership between the National Museum of Singapore and the National Museum of Australia’, Joan Beaumont on ‘From ‘inexecusable betrayal’ to Changi; Australian memories of the fall of Singapore, Priscilla Chua on ‘Remembering the fall of Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore: The museum as mediator’, Frank Bongiorno on ‘An Australia of the spirit: The fall of Singapore and Australian nationalism’

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history, military, museums

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Fall of Singapore session three: An enduring legacy

Australian War Memorial curator Dr Anthea Gunn and visual artist Angela Tiatia

Fall of Singapore symposium, 30 October 2017

‘After the fall: commissioning and creating contemporary art in response to historic events’

history, military, museums

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