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Australian art and artists in 1913

Andrew Sayers with introduction by Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 30 April 2013

This lecture highlights the new directions being explored by important Australian artists around 1913 - many of whom are little-known today - and examines the role of arts and crafts in 1913 society and Australian reactions to new art movements in Europe.

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art, indigenous, sculpture

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Surveyors at the snowline: surveying the ACT-NSW border 1910-15

Matthew Higgins with introduction by David Arnold

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 12 April 2013

Canberra historian Matthew Higgins tells a story of adventure and discovery by three young men, Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston, working in Australia’s rugged mountain country to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory.

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Canberra, adventure, heritage, place

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Australia’s place in the world - 1913 lecture

Nicholas Brown with introduction by Michelle Hetherington, National Museum of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 26 March 2013

Historian Dr Nicolas Brown reflects on the emerging world of modernity of Australia in 1913, and the world lost to looming international pressures and the threat of war.

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culture, heritage, history

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The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia

Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia

Curatorial research fellowship series, 21 March 2013

Hubert Opperman (1904-1996), or ‘Oppy’ as he was known, was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why Opperman became a national hero and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.

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adventure, sport

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Door to store: Caring for your collection of hats and shoes

Kerryn Wagg, Carmela Mollica and Michelle Newton-Edwards, National Museum of Australia

Door to store: Caring for your collection, 14 March 2013

Techniques for handling, storing and conserving precious textile objects, with demonstrations based on 1913-era hats and shoes, in conjunction with the exhibition Glorious Days: Australia 1913.

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conservation

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Glorious Days: Australia 1913 - exhibition opening

Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Agnes Shea and Andrew Sayers

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 6 March 2013

The Governor-General highlighted the role of women in Australia and the importance of Indigenous culture as portrayed in the exhibition as she took a retrospective look at where we have come from in 100 years and where we may go in the next 100 years.

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culture, heritage, history, indigenous, sport

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A stratigraphy of an archaeologist

Philip Jones, Peter Veth, Anne McConnell and Dick Kimber

‘The Compleat Archaeologist’: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

Dr Mike Smith’s former colleagues investigate the layers of Mike’s career, discussing digs through which Mike developed his knowledge of the human past in Australia, and how museums have contributed to mainstream knowledge of desert archaeology.

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archaeology, desert, science

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Paintings by Mandy Martin

Mandy Martin

‘The Compleat Archaeologist’: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

Artist Mandy Martin reflects on her work with desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Mandy and Mike worked together in multi-disciplinary teams studying the Puritjarra rock shelter in the Northern Territory and Paruku, or Lake Gregory, in north-eastern Australia.

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archaeology, art, desert

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Museums, Mike and more

Libby Robin, Jay Arthur, Allan Whiting, Diana James and Tom Griffiths

‘The Compleat Archaeologist’: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

This session reflected on the speakers’ travels by camels and in four-wheel drives as well as work with Dr Mike Smith in deserts and museums as well as the partnerships Mike formed with artists and Indigenous communities.

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archaeology, desert, exploration, indigenous

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Photographs by Peter Eve

Peter Eve

‘The Compleat Archaeologist’: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

Photographer Peter Eve reflects on an expedition into the remote southern Simpson Desert that he shared with archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Peter praises Mike’s ability to bring the buried landscapes and humanities of deep time to life.

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adventure, conservation, desert, photography

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