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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.
Jim Enote, Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Centre, New Mexico
Zuni tribal member and museum director Jim Enote on his life working in cultural heritage in terms of seasons, and the current flowering of ideas and practices planted many years ago.
Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Director of the Centre for Collaborative First Nations’ Research, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory
Wiradjuri academic Sandy O’Sullivan on her research into effective representation and engagement of First Peoples in national museums and the difficulties that some museums have with ideas about identity.
Dr Jennifer Kramer, Curator of the Pacific Northwest, Museum of Anthropology and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Jennifer Kramer on ‘Indigenous cultural belongings in the museum and the work of figurative repatriation’, where museums and First Nations peoples work together to share custodianship of cultural materials.
June Oscar AO, CEO, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre
Bunuba woman and Indigenous leader June Oscar on the new relationship between Indigenous people and museums and the spirit of reconciliation reawakened by equal partnerships in the exchange of historical truths.