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Professor Paul McGreevy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
Spirited lecture series, 14 November 2014
International Society for Equitation Science co-founder Paul McGreevy discusses his approach to understanding how horses think and learn, as well as his work as a scientific adviser in the development of the exhibition Spirited: Australia’s horse story.
Jennifer Wilson, Karen Hood and Tammy Ven Dange with introduction by Martha Sear
Spirited lecture series, 16 October 2014
Curator Jennifer Wilson on the history of horse health and welfare in Australia in conversation with Karen Hood, president of the Heavy Horse Heaven rescue organisation, and Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive officer of the RSPCA in Canberra.
Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Spirited 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 Guy Hansen, National Library of Australia
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 8 October 2013
In 1913, just like today, Australia loved its sporting heroes. Victor Trumper, Dally Messenger and Snowy Baker were celebrities and entrepreneurs as well as elite athletes who were starting to realise that sporting glory could be financially rewarding.
Professor Jill Julius Matthews, Australian National University
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 27 August 2013
Historian Professor Jill Julius Matthews surveys magazines and movies from 1913 to look at how people in Australia spent their leisure time a century ago.
Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Curatorial research fellowship 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.
Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, Agnes Shea and Andrew Sayers
Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 6 March 2013
The Governor-General highlighted the role of women in Australia and the importance of Indigenous culture as portrayed in the exhibition as she took a retrospective look at where we have come from in 100 years and where we may go in the next 100 years.
Bill Johnson, Archie Roach, Michael Long and Stephen Munro
22 January 2011
Songman Archie Roach, former AFL star and Indigenous activist Michael Long, and Bill Johnson, whose Indigenous son Louis died tragically, with curator Stephen Munro, answer questions from the audience following the screening of the film Liyarn Ngarn.
Isa Menzies, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 10 November 2010
The first Tuesday in November this year sees the running of the 150th Melbourne Cup. Curator Isa Menzies gives an insight into the race that stops the nation: from the glitz and glamour to the seamy underside of horseracing in Australia.
Rod Fitzroy, Chairman, Victoria Racing Club
The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup, 13 August 2010
Rod Fitzroy discusses how it’s a little bit of good luck and a lot of good management that has delivered for a century and a half an annual event that so commands the attention of the whole nation as does the Melbourne Cup.