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Joy flights, feats and disasters: A journey through 1920s and 1930s aviation in the National Historical Collection
Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia with introduction by Kirsten Wehner
Curatorial research fellowship series, 18 July 2013
Curator Jennifer Wilson shares the stories of some rarely-seen aviation objects, from plane parts to photos, to illustrate the realities and romanticism of the foundation-era of Australian aviation.
Tania Riviere and Jess Wignell, National Museum of Australia, and Jenny Higgins, National Library of Australia
Door to store: Caring for your collection, 11 July 2013
Are you keen to know where your family history came from or how to record history for the next generation? Learn how to search for your past using family history documents and how to maintain the documents you have so that they last for years to come.
Helen Ennis, Australian National University School of Art
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 25 June 2013
Photographic curator, historian and author Helen Ennis discusses the rise of photography in 1913 and its use by professionals, amateurs, ethnographers and scientific explorers, as well as exploring similarities and differences in 100 years of portraiture.
Professor Tom Griffiths, Australian National University, with introduction by Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 28 May 2013
Professor Griffiths tells the story of the young Australians who set out to explore the frozen continent in the name of scientific curiosity and how 1913 was an unexpected year. It was a year of trauma and waiting, and of nightmares more than dreams.
Michelle Hetherington, Kerryn Wagg, George Serras, Jason McCarthy and Lisa O'Brien
Door to store: Caring for your collection, 9 May 2013
Learn about the importance of photos in the National Museum’s collection and the best ways for managing, storing and protecting your digital and printed photographs at home.
Gregg Borschmann, Grahame Webb, George Main, Lorraine Shannon, Deborah Bird Rose, Kate Rigby and Kirsten Wehner
7 May 2013
In 1985 the Australian environmental philosopher Val Plumwood was almost killed by a saltwater crocodile as she canoed in Kakadu National Park. This forum talks about Plumwood’s work and how it helps us understand our place in the world.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Cycling in Australia 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.