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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.

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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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’

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’

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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Creating and curating Songlines

Dr Margo Neale, Indigenous Advisor to the Director, National Museum of Australia

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 27 October 2017

The fascinating story of how the exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters came into being, over a period of more than five year as told by the lead curator.

culture, exhibition, indigenous

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In conversation with Alan Mackay-Sim, Australian of the Year 2017

Biomedical scientist Alan Mackay-Sim with ABC presenter Jane Hutcheon

Australian of the Year conversations, 26 October 2017

Global authority on the biology of nasal cells Professor Alan Mackay-Sim reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the top national award for his research into the use of nasals cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.

health, science

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Failures, disasters, fractures and lithic technology

Archaeologist Dr Oliver Macgregor

Canberra Archaeological Society, 18 October 2017

The lessons learnt from shipwrecks, collapsed buildings and disasters such as the Avianca air crash are surprisingly useful for understanding how prehistoric artisans produced flaked stone tools.

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archaeology, history, indigenous

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Songlines audio journey

Ursula Yovich, Alison Page and Duncan Smith

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, 15 September 2017

Connect with the Seven Sisters as they travel across the land pursued by a mischievous shape-shifter in this audio tour originally developed for the Songlines exhibition. Contains sexual references.

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exhibition, indigenous, journeys, women

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