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Australia’s leading thinkers, opinion makers and experts discuss the issues that matter to Australia and Australians right now.
Sites of Memory symposium
How is memory expressed and represented in the landscape? Memory studies, as an emerging cross-disciplinary field, shed new light on the interpretation, management and understanding of sites of significance. This symposium explores local and international perspectives on memory and significant sites and culminates in an examination of the National Museum of Australia site.
The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup
This symposium, held in conjunction with the Victoria Racing Club to mark the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup, celebrates the place of this iconic racing event in Australian life and culture, and its enduring fascination for Australians. Listen to racing personalities, historians and public thinkers discuss and debate the national allure of the Melbourne Cup.
Understanding and Representing Trauma conversation
Vaka Moana series
Events held at the National Museum of Australia in conjunction with the Voyages of the Pacific Ancestors: Vaka Moana exhibition, which traced the dramatic story of human settlement of the Pacific Islands.
Weekend of Ideas
Weekend of Ideas is an annual event staged by Manning Clark House. In 2010 the theme was ‘Fair suck of the sauce bottle: A celebration of Australian language’ and the event was hosted by the National Museum.
Who You Callin’ Urban? forum
High profile Indigenous artists, poets, writers, curators and performers explore the diverse ways that Indigenous identity and culture is expressed in urban environments. Coinciding with the National Museum exhibition 70% Urban, this forum looks at the impact of cities on culture and how it is represented in museums and keeping places.