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Carol Cooper, Senior Curatorial Fellow, National Museum of Australia
Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: a celebration, 30 September 2014
Carol discusses the life and cultural stories of artist William Barak and tries to match the words of Barak to his drawing to recognise his storytelling intent.
Alex Sloan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Landmark Women, 26 September 2014
Popular 666 ABC radio host Alex Sloan reflects on growing up in the country, her work at the national broadcaster and her life in the Canberra region.
Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Spirited lecture series, 18 September 2014
Senior curator Martha Sear shared behind the scenes about the two years’ work in the making of the National Museum exhibition Spirited: Australia’s Horse Story.
Dr Elizabeth Truswell, visiting fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University
Landmark Women, 15 August 2014
Geologist Dr Truswell has combined her love of botany and geology with the study of palynology (the study of fossil and living pollen grains and plant spores). Her interest in deep-sea drilling has helped to create art works which have been exhibited in Canberra.
Susie Beaver, owner, Beaver Galleries
Landmark Women, 18 July 2014
Susie Beaver has worked in the arts with various community organisations across the country. Susie and her husband Martin run Beaver Galleries, Canberra’s largest commercial gallery, tirelessly promoting contemporary Australian artists.
Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, Chief Executive Officer, CARE Australia
Landmark Women, 27 June 2014
Julia discusses her life and work around themes of poverty, aid and development, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and her pursuit of data and evidence as a trained scientist.
Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 5 June 2014
Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.
Dr Mary-Jane Mountain, retired archaeologist
Landmark Women, 16 May 2014
Mary-Jane talks about her 57 years as an archaeologist covering her experiences both teaching at universities in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Australia and conducting fieldwork while completing her PhD in a remote PNG village.
Kaarin Anstey, Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
Landmark Women, 11 April 2014
Kaarin talks about her research into ageing and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and how personal experience influenced her career.
Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters lecture series, 3 April 2014
Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.