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Brian Crozier, Crozier Schutt Associates
Collections 2009 series, 27 March 2009
Museum consultant Brian Crozier considers how material culture might be interpreted by museums for popular rather than academic audiences. He examines the cultural contributions that museums may make in the study of history.
Dr Richard Reid, National Museum of Australia and Brendon Kelson
Historical Interpretation series, 15 March 2009
Researcher, author and Irishman Richard Reid and photographer Brendon Kelson examine the role of the Irish in Australia, to be featured in a forthcoming National Museum book, The Scattered Children of St Patrick.
Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 11 March 2009
Curator Kirsten Wehner outlines the themes of the new National Museum of Australia gallery, Creating a Country (now Landmarks). It will look broadly at the history of Australia since European colonisation of the continent in the late eighteenth century.
Arturs and Guna Kinne, Carmelo Mirabelli, Karen Schamberger and Sylvie Stern
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 31 January 2009
Guna Kinne and Carmelo Mirabelli’s stories feature in the National Museum’s Australian Journeys gallery. They join curator Karen Schamberger and broadcaster Sylvie Stern in a discussion about their lives in Europe and Australia.
Dr Adele Wessell, Southern Cross University
Historical Interpretation series, 30 November 2008
Historian Adele discusses cookbooks as historial resources, drawing on the National Museum’s collection in her time as a Visiting Fellow with the Museum’s Centre for Historical Research.
Robin Tait, National Museum of Australia
AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008
The AE Smith string quartet held by the National Museum is outlined by conservator Robin Tait. She also discusses the conservation strategy of display and occasional use for functional museum objects.
Janet Holmes à Court and Dr Margo Neale
Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 23 August 2008
Renowned art collector Janet Holmes à Court discusses the deeply moving work of Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye with National Museum curator Margo Neale.
Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 August 2008
Curator Martha Sear discusses objects in the National Historical Collection that once belonged to Sir George Reid, a key figure in Australia’s Federation-era political history. Reid’s story features in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Rebecca Nason, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 11 June 2008
Curator Rebecca Nason discusses two Staffordshire figurines of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist, parliamentarian and convict William Smith O’Brien. His story is told in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Christine Hansen, Susannah Helman, Matthew Higgins and Alison Mercieca
Collections 2008 series, 30 May 2008
Four National Museum of Australia curators provide examples of material culture research into a boomerang, tools used by Hmong gardeners, a dress worn at the opening of Parliament House in 1927 and objects from the Snowy Hydro-Electric Scheme.