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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.
Karen Schamberger, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 14 May 2008
Curator Karen Schamberger tells the story of Guna Kinne’s Latvian national dress, assembled over a period of 20 years in Latvia, Germany and Australia, and now part of the National Museum’s National Historical Collection.
Susannah Helman, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 9 April 2008
The lives of a group of young sisters growing up on Baden farm at Grong Grong in country New South Wales around 1912 are revealed in a collection of journals, examined by curator Susannah Helman.
Michelle Hetherington, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 February 2008
A Dollond achromatic telescope used by Captain John Gore helps to tell remarkable stories about Captain James Cook’s Pacific voyages and the development of optics and navigational techniques, according to curator Michelle Hetherington.
Christopher Hodges, Vivien Johnson and Dr Margo Neale
3 February 2008
Explore the history of the Papunya painting movement and discover the current generation of Papunya artists at a forum held in conjunction with the National Museum’s Papunya Painting exhibition.
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton and Sophie Jensen, National Museum of Australia
Eternity series, 14 October 2007
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton recounts events since her daughter Azaria was taken from a tent in Australia’s Northern Territory in 1980. She speaks about the National Museum’s Chamberlain collection and the public’s fascination with the case.
Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 10 October 2007
A set of ten rare glass plates depicting people and places in north Queensland in the mid-1800s reveal much about pioneering geologist and photographer Richard Daintree and life in the colony, according to curator Martha Sear.
Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 8 August 2007
An original bamboo musical instrument made by Minh Tam Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee to Australia, illustrates a meeting of European and Asian traditions and a life changed by war, explains curator Jennifer Wilson.
Matthew Higgins, National Museum of Australia
Ludwig Leichhardt series, 15 June 2007
Curator Matthew Higgins outlines the work undertaken to establish the authenticity of a small brass nameplate, the first object with a corroborated provenance from explorer Ludwig Leichhardt’s lost 1848 expedition.
Professor Paul Turnbull, Griffith University
Captain James Cook series, 28 July 2006
The historical significance of the Cook-Forster ethnographic collection of the University of Göttingen in Germany is examined by historian Paul Turnbull.