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Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Spirited exhibition 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters exhibtion 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.
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.
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.
Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters exhibtion 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.
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.
Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra
Old Masters exhibtion lecture series, 5 March 2014
Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.