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Understanding Museums - Australian Museums and Museology: Edited by Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien

Dot painting in ochres and purples. Four white spirals are ranged horizontally across the painting.

Indigenous people and museums

Australian museums have had a leadership role in the wider recognition of the richness of Indigenous Australian culture and in addressing the history of contact between Indigenous Australians and those whose ancestral origins lay elsewhere. This section looks at ethnographic museums and collections, the intersections of culture and museological practice and the repatriation of Indigenous material.

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Cite as: Des Griffin and Leon Paroissien (eds), 2011, Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology, National Museum of Australia, published online at ISBN 978-1-876944-92-6