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Our 2016 Encounters fellows shared their experience and knowledge for the benefit of future applicants. The Museum thanks them for their advice, recommendations and generous intellectual and creative contribution in shaping the 2019 program.

Their experience has greatly supported program development, paving the way for more trailblazing cultural workers.

Video reflections from some of our 2016 fellows

Kylie Caldwell 4:40
Leitha Assan 4:09
Nadine Lee 3:25
Sheree Blackley 3:45

Our 2016 fellows worked with the staff and collections of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery.

They travelled to the United Kingdom where they visited important Indigenous collections and accessed cultural heritage items that originated from their own communities. Fellows met experts and academics in the cultural, heritage and arts fields from institutions including The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts and the:

  • British Museum
  • Horniman Museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge
  • Royal Collections Trust at Buckingham Palace.

Additional excursions and tours included the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the National Trust’s White Horse Hill.

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