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Landmark women: Alex Sloan

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.

media, politics


Spirited: behind the scenes

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.


history, horse, leisure, sport


Landmark women: Elizabeth Truswell

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.


art, science


Landmark women: Susie Beaver

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.




Landmark women: Julia Newton-Howes

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.


culture, poverty, women


Individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land

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.


art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality


Landmark women: Mary-Jane Mountain

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.


anthropology, archaeology


Landmark women: Kaarin Anstey

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.


health ageing


Meaning in Yolngu bark paintings

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.


art, ceremony, indigenous, spirituality


Landmark women: Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster OAM, Museum Friend and fundraiser

Landmark Women, 28 March 2014

Carolyn Forster talks about her work in the Federal Parliament, and with organisations the Children’s Medical Research Institute, ACT Heritage Festival and Friends of the National Museum of Australia.


art, museums, women

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