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Appendix 8 (page 2 of 2) - Professional Activities

Ramsden, Maria

Conferences/ Seminars: 'The Springfield Cultural Gift', collection tour and talk with Carol Cooper to the Friends of the National Museum, Mitchell Repository, 26 May 2005.

Remely, Andrew

Conferences/Seminars: 'So who owns the cultural content?: Can new communication technologies change how museums do their business and build new audiences?', paper presented at OZeCulture 2005, Byron Bay, 7-8 April 2005.

Sear, Martha

Conferences/Seminars:Hot as Hell!, a collaborative and interactive exhibition at Hay's museums, with the Hot as Hell! working group and G Anderson, Museums Australia National Conference, Sydney, May 2005.

'Designing showcases for rural museums: the Hay Display System Project', with Hay Display System project group and Susan Weir, Museums Australia National Conference, Sydney, May 2005.

'The right stuff: Attracting and keeping the right people working in the arts' seminar presented to Museums and Galleries Foundation of New South Wales, Sydney, June 2005.

Publications: M Sear and M Hicks, 'Prescribing: Exhibiting health at the museum', in Graeme Davison and Kimberley Webber (eds), Yesterday's Tomorrows: The Powerhouse Museum and its Precursors 1880-2005, Powerhouse Publishing/UNSW Press, 2005.

Shephard, Denis

Conferences/Seminars: 'Abbot Buggy to FJ Holden: Transport collections in the

National Historical Collection', paper presented to Yass Historical Society Meeting, Yass, 14 August 2004.

'Exhibiting killers: Reflections on the National Museum of Australia's Outlawed! exhibition', paper presented at Outlawed. History, Film and Popular Culture conference, Melbourne Museum, 4 September 2004.

'Colonial crime and punishment: Representations of convictism and bushranging in the National Historical Collection', paper presented at Beyond the Limits conference, St Clements, Galong, 4 March 2005.

Publications: 'The Da Vinci Code and the National Historical Collection', Friends Magazine, vol. 15, no. 4, December 2004.

Smith, Mike

Committees: Member, Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee, Willandra World Heritage Area, Department of Environment, Commonwealth Government of Australia (2000-present).

Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Research into Language Change, The Australian National University (2002-present).

Conferences/Seminars: 'The role of research in museums', paper presented with Peter Stanley at Museums and Collections seminars, ANU, 1 December 2004.

'Red shift: Changing perceptions of the Australian Desert', panel discussion with Libby Robin and Deborah Rose at conference on Desert Gardens: Waterless lands and the problems of adaptation, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 30 March 2005.

'Science in place: Archaeology, ecology and environmental history', paper presented with L Robin at Animals of arid Australia: Out on their own?, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Forum, 23 October 2004.

'Seeing the Desert', National Museum Public Forum (with Sue Maslin, Vivien Johnson, John Macdonald and Mandy Martin), 13 March 2005.

'Designing Extremes', Museums and Collections presented at ANU graduate program, 31 March 205.

'Cultural deserts: The role of the large AV installation in Extremes', talk to the Friends of the National Museum of Australia, 28 April 2005.

Publications: 'Peopling' the Cleland Hills: Aboriginal history in western central Australia, 1850-1980, Aboriginal History Monograph 12, Aboriginal History Inc, Canberra, 2005.

P Veth, MA Smith and P Hiscock (eds), Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 2005.

MA Smith and P Hesse (eds), 23°S: Archaeology and Environmental History of the Southern Deserts, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005.

M Martin, L Robin and MA Smith, Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future - An Environmental Art Project about a Significant Cultural Place, Mandy Martin, Mandurama, NSW, 2005.

MA Smith and PM Veth, 'Radiocarbon dates for baler shell in the Great Sandy Desert', Australian Archaeology, 58:37-38, 2004.

Chapters in books
'The grindstone assemblage from Puritjarra rock shelter: Investigating the history of seed-based economies in arid Australia', in T Murray (ed), Archaeology from Australia, pp.168-186, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, 2004.

'Palaeoclimates: An archaeology of climate change', in T Sherratt, T Griffiths and L Robin (eds), A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia, pp.176-186, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005.

'Desert archaeology, linguistic stratigraphy and the spread of the Western Desert language', in Peter Veth, MA Smith and Peter Hiscock (eds), Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives, pp. 222-242, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 2005.

MA Smith, P Veth, P Hiscock and LA Wallis, 'Global deserts in perspective', in Peter Veth, MA Smith and Peter Hiscock (eds), Desert Peoples: Archaeological Perspectives, pp. 1-13, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 2005.

'Reading Puritjarra', in M Martin, L Robin and MA Smith, Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future, pp.19-24, Mandy Martin, Mandurama, NSW, 2005.

MA Smith and L Robin, 'Archaeology, ecology and environmental history', in M Martin, L Robin and MA Smith, Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future, pp. 25-32, Mandy Martin, Mandurama, NSW, 2005.

L Robin with MA Smith, 'West into the desert', in M Martin, L Robin and MA Smith Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future, pp. 5-13, Mandy Martin, Mandurama, NSW, 2005.

'Moving into the southern deserts: An archaeology of dispersal and colonisation', in MA Smith and P Hesse (eds), 23°S: Archaeology and Environmental History of the Southern Deserts, pp. 92-107, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005.

M Smith and P Hesse, 'Capricorn's deserts', in MA Smith and P Hesse (eds), 23°S: Archaeology and Environmental History of the Southern Deserts, pp. 1-12, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005.

Minor publications
'Extremes: Great deserts of the Southern Hemisphere', Friends Magazine, 15(3):18-19, 2004.

'The coming change: The archaeology of climate', The Australian Financial Review, 4 February 2005, review pp. 1-2 and 6.

MA Smith and J Warden, 'William Hoggarth: A forgotten Australian collector in the Atacama Desert', World of Antiques and Art, FebruaryAugust 2005, 68:86-89.

Smith, Nicki

Publications: 'On again, off again: Cathodic protection of a lead and ceramic water closet during desalination', J Dickens, N Smith, W Gerritsen in Metal 04: Proceedings of the International Conference on Metals Conservation, National Museum of Australia Press, 2004.

Taylor, George

Committees: Convenor; National Museum of Australia Indigenous Support Group.

Trinca, Mathew

Committees: Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University.

Conferences/Seminars: 'Locating the "National" in Western Australia', paper presented at Western Australia 2029: A Shared Journey conference, Perth, November 2004.

'Crowning glory: Australians celebrating London in the 1950s', paper presented at Journeys and Journalling conference, Penneshaw (SA), 68 December 2004.

'Interrogating pluralism', conference paper co-presented with Kirsten Wehner at Politics and Positioning: Museums Australia National Conference, 14 May 2005.

Publications: 'Interrogating pluralism', co-written with Kirsten Wehner, in Politics and Positioning Conference Proceedings, published electronically.

'A Bendigo potter', in The World of Antiques and Art, no.67, August 2004 to February 2005.

Thurrowgood, David

Conferences/Seminars: 'Corrosion verses corrosive wear: The real story of lubrication systems in large objects storage and use', paper presented with D Hallam at the Big Stuff conference, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 30 September 2004.

'Preserving significance', paper presented at the Big Stuff conference, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 30 September 2004.

Publications: 'An EIS method for assessing thin oil films used in museums', D Hallam, D Thurrowgood, V Otieno-Alegro, D Creagh in Metal 04: Proceedings of the International Conference on Metals Conservation, National Museum of Australia Press, 2004.

Tonkin, Susan

Committees: Treasurer, Evaluation and Visitor Research Special Interest Group, Museums Australia.

Wehner, Kirsten

Committees: Convenor, Museums Australia Photography Special Interest Group.

Conferences/Seminars: 'Interrogating pluralism', paper co-presented with Mathew Trinca at Museums Australia Conference, Sydney, May 2005.

'The National Museum and the National Capital: The unfinished tale of a difficult romance', paper presented in the Collections Seminar program, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University, May 2005.

Publications: 'Interrogating pluralism', co-written with Mathew Trinca, in Politics and Positioning Conference Proceedings, published electronically.