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Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1942)

David Pereira and Alice Giles

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments, the AE Smith cello, accompanied by harpist Alice Giles.

art, music


Environmental history beyond the ivory tower

Dr Libby Robin, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 29 October 2008

Environmental historian Libby Robin talks about the uses of environmental history in museums in Australia and New Zealand as a bridge between the traditions of natural and social history.


environment, museums, science


The making of Australian Journeys

Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 8 October 2008

Curator Martha Sear examines the evolution of the National Museum’s Australian Journeys gallery. She provides a comprehensive overview of the stories and the objects in this gallery, which looks at Australia’s connections to the world over time.


exhibition, journeys, migration


The Port of Aran

Michael Gibbons

Historical Interpretation series, 8 October 2008

Irish archaeologist Michael Gibbons talks about the history and archaeology of Killeany Harbour, Inis Mor on Aran Island off the coast of Ireland, as part of a broader survey of Irish antiquities.


archaeology, migration


Emily: the impossible modernist

John McDonald and Dr Margo Neale with Virginia Trioli

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 28 September 2008

ABC journalist Virginia Trioli discusses the work of artist Emily Kngwarreye with Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald and National Museum curator Margo Neale. Does Emily’s work compare with modernism? Is it considered abstract expressionist?


art, emily, exhibition, indigenous


Ninety years ago on a French hillside: a story of Mont St Quentin

Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 31 August 2008

The story of one Australian platoon involved in the 1918 battle of Mont St Quentin, as told by historian Peter Stanley, who follows the 12 men throughout their lives.


biography, conflict


Into the west: Torres Strait Islander railway workers, migration and belonging

Dr Shino Konishi, Australian National University

Historical Interpretation series, 28 August 2008

Historian Shino Konishi explores the experiences in the 1960s of young Torres Strait Islander men who moved from the Torres Strait to the Australian mainland to work on railway construction.


indigenous, industry, migration, work


Janet on the spot

Janet Holmes à Court and Dr Margo Neale

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 23 August 2008

Renowned art collector Janet Holmes à Court discusses the deeply moving work of Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye with National Museum curator Margo Neale.


art, collection, emily, indigenous


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.


art, emily, indigenous


Late-style modernist: a ‘boundary rider’ view

Djon Mundine, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 22 August 2008

Indigenous art curator Djon Mundine examines the art of Emily Kame Kngwarreye, drawing parallels with other late-style female artists to deepen the understanding of Emily and her work beyond the local perspective.


art, emily, indigenous, women

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