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Professor Alison Betts, University of Sydney
A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 18 November 2016
The story of the Silk Roads from prehistory to the Han and Roman empires.
Dr Claudia Haake, La Trobe University; Dr John Minns, Australian National University
A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum lectures, 13 November 2016
The great civilisations before the arrival of Columbus. Discover the stories of the Incas, Aztecs and the colonisation of Peru and New Spain (Mexico).
Dr Paul Donnelly, Sydney University Museums; Professor Elizabeth Minchin, Australian National University; Dr Lily Withycombe, National Museum of Australia
From Alexander to Augustus: how Greece and Rome conquered the known world.
Dr Stephen Bourke, University of Sydney and Dr Luis Siddall, University of London and Macquarie University
An insight into the early cities and civilisations of the first millenniums.
British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar, author Delia Falconer, author Gideon Haigh and academic and author Clive Hamilton with ABC RN presenter Fran Kelly
11 October 2016
What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, media executive Marina Go, cultural consultant Tasneem Chopra and historian Frank Bongiorno with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
Defining Moments in Australian History, 21 September 2016
How have Australian attitudes toward immigration changed over the decades? In what ways has postwar immigration contributed to and changed Australia? Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
Wallaroo rugby union player Louise Burrows, author John Harms, Australian Rugby League Commissioner Dr Chris Sarra, former Matildas player Sally Shipard and Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay
Defining Moments in Australian History, 18 August 2016
What Australia’s love of sport says about us a nation, how it has shaped our culture and whether sport is a vehicle for social change. Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.
David Arnold, Jude Barlow, Gordon Briscoe, Trevor Buzzacott, Brian Doolan, Gabi Hollows, Michael Loebenstein, Ray Martin, Rose Murray
20 May 2016
Recollections of surgeon and humanitarian Fred Hollows and his work to improve health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, on the 40th anniversary of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program.
Associate Professor David Garneau, Fine Arts, University of Regina, Saskatchewan
Métis artist and academic David Garneau’s ‘From artefact necropolis to living rooms: Indigenous and at home in non-colonial museums’, on the importance of First Nation peoples working in museums to influence how they are understood and represented.
Professor Eleanor Bourke and Rodney Carter, Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council members
Wergaia woman Eleanor Bourke and Dja Dja Wurrung man Rodney Carter on the rights and responsibilities of traditional owners in Victoria and the fight for the return of cultural materials including a bark etching on show in Encounters.