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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.
Dr Shayne Williams, Language and Culture Consultant, NSW Aboriginal and Education Consultative Group
Dharawal man Shayne Williams on Indigenous peoples and museums working together to advance cultural education for all and overcoming tensions around ownership of cultural artefacts in museums.
Dr Richard West Jr, Professor Paul Tapsell, Dr Dawn Casey, Dr Richard Luarkie and Associate Professor David Garneau with ABC presenter Geraldine Doogue
Distinguished First Nations people from Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia discuss the negotiation between their traditions and their place in the modern world. What role do museums and artefacts have in this negotiation?
Dr Mathew Trinca Director, National Museum of Australia
Museum director Mathew Trinca on the strength and potency of objects in the Encounters exhibition, their impact on Indigenous and non-Indigenous people today and how museums can empower Indigenous communities to manage collections.
Patsy Cameron, artist, writer, Aboriginal Elder and Inaugural member for Tasmania on the National Aboriginal Education Committee
Patsy Cameron grew up on Flinders Island and traces her Tasmanian Aboriginal heritage through her mother’s line to four ancestral grandmothers. She examines JS Prout’s portraits of Aboriginal people at Wybalenna, Flinders Island, in 1845.
Dr Richard West Jr, CEO, Autry Museum of the American West; Founding Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Cheyenne Arapaho citizen and museum director Richard West Jr on the impact of repatriation legislation on museums and Native communities in the United States and what that experience suggests for museums in the 21st century.
Gregory P Lehman, Senior Lecturer, Institute for Koorie Education, Deakin University
A descendant of the Trawulwuy people of Tasmania, Greg gives a history of the visual representation of Tasmanian Aboriginal people by colonial artists and examines JS Prout’s portraits of Aboriginal people at Wybalenna on Flinders Island.
Diane Kargas, General Manager, Philanthropy Matters
Landmark Women, 20 November 2015
Diane on family, community, philanthropy, tackling homelessness, supporting carers and charities and making a difference.
Christine Waring, milliner
Landmark Women, 23 October 2015
Christine describes her love of hats, learning and teaching millinery, opening her studio and working in Australia and overseas. Includes an appraisal of the latest fashion hats and accessories.