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The possible modernist: an ‘insider’ view

Dr Ian McLean, University of Western Australia

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 22 August 2008

Art historian Ian McLean offers a view based on the Australian post-colonial experience, arguing that Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s form of modernism is different from international modernism in both source and history.

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art, emily, indigenous

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A new ritual in contemporary Aboriginal art

Dr Sally Butler, University of Queensland

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 22 August 2008

The art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye and the use of cultural rituals to demonstrate Aboriginal modernity is explored by curator Sally Butler. She also compares Emily’s art practices to 1970s and 1980s modernist design techniques.

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art, emily, indigenous

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The impossible modernist: an ‘outsider’ view

Professor Akira Tatehata, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 22 August 2008

Museum director and Emily Kame Kngwarreye exhibition curator Akira Tatehata explores the ironies of ‘the impossible modernist’ from another cultural space, as a Japanese man steeped in his own culture and an international art curator and academic.

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art, emily, indigenous

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George Reid: a journey through three parliaments

Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 August 2008

Curator Martha Sear discusses objects in the National Historical Collection that once belonged to Sir George Reid, a key figure in Australia’s Federation-era political history. Reid’s story features in the Australian Journeys gallery.

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biography, collection, exhibition, journeys, migration, politics

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Moving stories: women’s lives, British women and the postwar Australian dream

Professor Alistair Thomson, Monash University

Historical Interpretation series, 9 July 2008

Oral historian Alistair Thomson explores the experience of migration to Australia in the 1950s and 1960s, through the eyes and life stories of four British women, during his time as a Director’s Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.

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biography, journeys, migration, women

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‘If it wasn’t for them …’ – remembering the activists of the 1920s and 1930s

June Barker, Esther Carroll, Olive Campbell, Barbara McDonogh, Suzanne Ingram, Professor John Maynard, Barbara Nicholson and Dianne O'Brien

9 July 2008

Historian John Maynard leads an informal discussion with some of the original political activists from the Indigenous protests of the 1920s and 1930s, as part of the National Museum’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of the 1938 Day of Mourning.

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indigenous, politics, women

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From Makassar to Marege to the Museum

Alison Mercieca, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 7 July 2008

Curator Alison Mercieca tells the story of the Macassan trepang, or sea slug, industry. She considers the places connected by the Macassan voyagers from Indonesia and looks at the archaeological traces left on the Arnhem Land coast.

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archaeology, indigenous, industry, journeys

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Captured in Staffordshire

Rebecca Nason, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 11 June 2008

Curator Rebecca Nason discusses two Staffordshire figurines of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist, parliamentarian and convict William Smith O’Brien. His story is told in the Australian Journeys gallery.

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collection, colonial, crime, journeys, migration, politics

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Outback archive: unorthodox historical records

Dr Darrell Lewis, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 4 June 2008

Historian Darrell Lewis discusses his research on ‘the outback archive,’ unorthodox historical records from pre-European times to the present, concentrating on marked water tanks and trees along the Murranji Track in the Northern Territory.

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agriculture, exploration, journeys, ways of knowing

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Collections used to interpret the past: panel and audience discussion

Professor Graeme Davison, Professor Paula Hamilton, Philip Jones and Dr Maria Nugent

Collections 2008 series, 30 May 2008

Leading historians reflect on the ways in which collections can be used to interpret the past, and the issues and problems faced in doing so, in wrapping up the National Museum’s Collections 2008 symposium on material histories and objects as sources.

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audiences, collection, exhibition, ways of knowing

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