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Appendix 6 - Conferences, forums, seminars and lectures hosted by the National Museum of Australia

Date/Program Title/Description Speakers
6 July 2007
Forum
Who You Callin' Urban? Speakers included Wesley Enoch, playwright and theatre director; Anita Heiss, author; and Bronwyn Bancroft, artist
9–12 July 2007
Conference
Indigenous Biography and Autobiography Speakers included Jeremy Beckett, University of Sydney; Jenni Caruso, University of Adelaide; and Christine Dauber, University of Queensland; with The Australian National University
13 July 2007
Public talk
Crime scene investigators: Fact or fiction? Dr James Robertson, National Manager, Forensic and Technical Services, Australian Federal Police; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
20 July 2007
Friends talk
Women's voices Professor Ingrid Moses, Chancellor, University of Canberra, and founding director, Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Technology
28 July 2007
Lecture
Visual effects in The Lord of the Rings Paul Kirwan, The Australian National University
5 August 2007
Public talk
Voyaging to Antarctica Professor Tom Griffiths, The Australian National University
8 August 2007
Friends talk
The Dàn Tre Jennifer Wilson, Curator, National Museum of Australia
17 August 2007
Friends talk
Women's voices Dawn Waterhouse, recipient of the ACT Heritage Council Award for Outstanding Achievement
19 August 2007
Lecture
Eternity series: The colours of Jenny Kee Jenny Kee, fashion designer
23 August 2007
Forum
The Nature of Fear Debate: 2007 Australian Science Festival Speakers included Dr James Blair, National Institute of Mental Health, United States; Dr Doris McIlwain, Macquarie University, Sydney; Assoc. Prof. Richard M Price, University of British Columbia, Canada; and Professor Chris Reus-Smit, The Australian National University
3–7 September 2007
Workshop
Using Lives:
A Postgraduate Workshop in Biography
Speakers included Professor Desley Deacon, The Australian National University; Amanda Reynolds, National Museum of Australia; and Dr Marion Stell, University of Queensland
12 September 2007
Friends talk
Alexander Mussen collection Laina Hall, Curator, National Museum of Australia
13 September 2007
Public talk
Two perspectives on Australia's history wars Associate Professor Greg Melleuish, University of Wollongong; and Dr Lorenzo Veracini, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Australian National University; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
16 September 2007
Public talk
In her footsteps: A conversation with Robyn Davidson Robyn Davidson, adventurer, and Dr Mike Smith, National Museum of Australia
21 September 2007
Friends talk
Women's voices Annabelle Pegrum OAM, Chief Executive, National Capital Authority
23 September 2007
Public talk
Linnaeus 300 Professor Sverker Sörlin, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
27 September 2007
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Egypt His Excellency Mr Mohamed Tawfik, Ambassador, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
27–28 September 2007
Conference
Poverty Dynamics and Service Delivery to the People in South Asia Speakers included Amin Saikal, The Australian National University; Kishor Sharma, Charles Sturt University; and Robert Pokrant, Curtin University; with The Australian National University
28 September 2007
Public talk
Voyages to the South Seas: French exploration in Australia Dr Danielle Clode, University of Melbourne
29 September 2007
Lecture
How to become a Tropfest finalist without a camera! Dan Miller, filmmaker
10 October 2007
Friends talk
Richard Daintree collection Martha Sear, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia
14 October 2007
Public talk
Eternity series: In conversation with Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton; Sophie Jensen, National Museum of Australia
18–20 October 2007
Workshops
Canberra Short Film Festival: The process of directing; Get the script right; and HDV with 35 mm lenses Cate Shortland, director; Matthew Marshall, scriptwriter; and Brook Rushton, cinematographer
18–20 October 2007
Film forums
Canberra Short Film Festival: Utilising the web for your short film; and Cracking Tropfest Marisa Martin, writer/editor; Simon Weaving, filmmaker/film reviewer
19 October 2007
Friends talk
Women's voices Ann Jakle, Executive Director, Canberra Glassworks
24 October 2007
Launch
ACT Children's Week launch Jackie French, author
24 October 2007
Public lecture
Children's Week Lecture: Understanding modern childhood Dr Joe Tucci, CEO, Australian Childhood Foundation
25 October 2007
Lecture
The last man: The making of Andrew Fisher and the Australian Labor Party Professor David Day, historian
25 October 2007
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Argentine Republic His Excellency Mr Pedro Villagra Delgardo, Ambassador, Embassy of the Argentine Republic
27 October 2007
Lecture
Creating child friendly cities: Lessons from Monstropolis Dr Paul Tranter, University of New South Wales
4–7 November 2007
Workshop
History of Australian Museums since the 1970s Speakers included Tim Hart, Museum Victoria; Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia; Dr Helen Light, Jewish Museum of Australia; and Margaret Anderson, History Trust South Australia
4 November 2007
Lecture
Historical Imagination Series: Indigenous culture Sam Wagan Watson, poet and writer, in conversation with Professor Peter Read, University of Sydney
9–10 November 2007
Conference
Public Law Weekend 07 Speakers included Professor Kim Rubenstein, The Australian National University; Professor Geoffrey Lindell, University of Adelaide; and Fiona Hanlon, University of Melbourne; with
The Australian National University
9 November 2007
Lecture
Annual Geoffrey Sawer Lecture Professor Michael Taggart, University of Auckland
12 November 2007
Symposium
Boom and Bust: Bird Stories for a Dry Country Speakers included Dr Libby Robin, National Museum of Australia; Leo Joseph, CSIRO; and Professor Bill Gammage, The Australian National University
13 November 2007
Public talk
The evolution of creationism: A fundamentalist assault on science Dr Alex Ritchie, Australian Museum; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
14 November 2007
Friends talk
The pink merino dress Cheryl Crilly, Curator, National Museum of Australia
15 November 2007
Performance
DUST07 — Showcase of emerging new media artists Featured new media work from students at The Australian National University
16 November 2007
Friends talk
Women's voices Beryl Hodges, quilt maker and teacher
22 November 2007
Friends talk
Museums of the world: France Anne Bisson, Cooperation and Culture Counsellor, Embassy of France
22–23 November
2007
Workshops
Pacific Cultural Heritage in Australian Museums and Galleries: A Regional Dialogue Clive Moore, Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies; Faustina Rehuher, President, Pacific Islands Museums Association; Arapata Hakiwai, Te Papa Tongarewa; Barry Craig, South Australian Museum; Margaret Jolly, Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies; Ralph Regenvanu, Vanuatu Cultural Centre; Susan Cochrane, University of Queensland; Emmanuel Kasarherou, Tongan Cultural Centre; Lawrence Foana'ota, Director, Solomon Islands National Museum
23 November 2007
Book launch
Hunting the Collectors: Pacific Collections in Australian Museums, Art Galleries and Archives by Susan Cochrane and Max Quanchi Susan Cochrane, co-author; and His Excellency Charles W Lepani, Papua New Guinea High Commissioner
28 November 2007
Friends talk
Buried treasures: Big Papunya Tula canvases from the collections of the National Museum of Australia Professor Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales/College of Fine Arts
2 December 2007
Public talk
Mutukari: Motor cars and Papunya painting Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales/College of Fine Arts; John Kean, Museum Victoria; Jeremy Long, historian and writer; Peter Thorley, Curator, National Museum of Australia
2 December 2007
Public talk
Election wrap-up Speakers included Karen Middleton, SBS; Glen Milne, News Ltd; and David Pope, Canberra Times
2 December 2007
Fashion parade
12th hour: Graduating students' fashion parade Canberra Institute of Technology students and staff
12 December 2007
Public talk
Historical and archaeological work in the Rocks Dr Grace Karskens, Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia/University of New South Wales
12 December 2007
Friends talk
Behind the Lines exhibition Guy Hansen, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia
13 December 2007
Public talk
What if climate change is not just due to increased burning of fossil fuels? Walter Jehne, CSIRO; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
12 January 2008
Film screening and curatorial talk
Mr Patterns Film introduced by Margo Neale, National Museum of Australia's Principal Advisor (Indigenous)
3 February 2008
Public talk
Collecting Papunya art Speakers included Professor Vivien Johnson, University of New South Wales/College of Fine Arts; and Christopher Hodges, Utopia Arts
7 February 2008
Lecture
Facing up to Facebook: The fight for fair Canadian copyright Professor Michael Geist, University of Ottawa; with The Australian National University
8–10 February 2008
Conference
Sentencing 2008 Conference Speakers included Chief Justice Peter Underwood AO, Chair, Council of the National Judicial College of Australia; Professor Michael Coper, Dean, The Australian National University College of Law; Chief Justice James Spigelman AC, Supreme Court of New South Wales; with The Australian National University
13 February 2008
Public talk
Boffins vs. wolverines: Science and the media Professor Julian Cribb, University of Technology; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
13 February 2008
Friends talk
John Gore's telescope Michelle Hetherington, Curator, National Museum of Australia
15 February 2008
Friends talk
Women's voices Dr Dianne Firth, Head of Landscape Architecture, University of Canberra
18 February 2008
Public talk
Intangible cultural heritage Dr Wim van Zanten, Vice President, International Council for Traditional Music
28 February 2008
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Italy Professor Tommaso Durante, Embassy of Italy
2 March 2008
Public debate
Clash of the codes: Rugby Union vs Rugby League Tim Gavel, ABC Canberra; Nick Smith, Brumbies; Ben Pollock, Canberra Raiders; Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia
12 March 2008
Friends talk
The National Museum's women's cricket collection Martha Sear, Senior Curator; Rathicca Chandra, Curator, National Museum of Australia
14 March 2008
Public talk
Sorting out conspiracy theory Dr Robert Cribb, The Australian National University; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
18 March 2008
Friends talk
Ernabella fibre Andy Greenslade, Curator, National Museum of Australia
20 March 2008
Friends talk
Women's voices Di Johnstone, Australia's former ambassador to Nepal
27 March 2008
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Morocco His Excellency Dr Badre Eddine Allali, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Morocco
4 April 2008
Public forum
Closing the Gap in Indigenous Mortality and Housing: Perspectives from the Social Sciences Speakers included Dr Elizabeth Sullivan, University of New South Wales; Associate Professor Heather Booth, The Australian National University; Professor Francesca Merlan, The Australian National University; Nicholas Biddle, The Australian National University; Dr Will Sanders, The Australian National University; and Professor Paul Memmott, University of Queensland
9 April 2008
Friends talk
Baden journals Susannah Helman, Curator, National Museum of Australia
14 April 2008
Lecture
Karl Popper and critical rationalism Dr Jeremy Shearmur, The Australian National University; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
16 April 2008
Friends talk
Bendigo Pottery: Celebrating 150 Years Bree Richards, Curator, National Museum of Australia
18 April 2008
Friends talk
Women's voices Liz McGrath, Territory Director, ABC Canberra
24 April 2008
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Netherlands His Excellency Mr Niek van Zutphen, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
11 May 2008
Panel discussion
League of Legends: 100 Years of Rugby League in Australia Ian Heads, Sean Fagan and Geoff Armstrong, sports historians; and Guy Hansen, Senior Curator, National Museum of Australia
13 May 2008
Lecture
None dare call it conspiracy: Alternative explanations of Australian history Dr Glenn Mitchell, University of Wollongong; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
14 May 2008
Friends talks
Guna Kinne's
Latvian dress
Karen Schamberger, Curator, National Museum of Australia
16 May 2008
Friends talk
Women's voices Dr Judith Whitworth AC, Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, and Howard Florey Professor of Medical Research, The Australian National University
23 May 2008
Conference
The State of Environmental Assessment: A National Conference Speakers included Professor Tim Bonyhady, The Australian National University; Larissa Waters, Environmental Defenders Office, Queensland; Professor Rob Fowler, University of South Australia; with The Australian National University
25 May 2008
Talk
All along the line: A conversation with author Bill Fox Bill Fox, Centre for Historical Research Fellow; Dr Mike Smith, National Museum of Australia
27 May 2008
Talk
A market for memories: Understanding public history at the Mindil Beach site in Darwin Dr Mickey Dewar, Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia
30 May 2008
Symposium
Collections Symposium 2008 — Material Histories: Objects as Sources? Speakers included Margaret Anderson, History Trust of South Australia; Professor Fred Myers, New York University; and Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia
4 June 2008
Friends talk
The outback archive Dr Darrell Lewis, Centre for Historical Research, National Museum of Australia
11 June 2008
Friends talk
Staffordshire figurines and William Smith O'Brien Rebecca Nason, Curator, National Museum of Australia
13 June 2008
Public talk
What would an economist know about schools? Dr Andrew Leigh, The Australian National University; with Canberra Skeptics Inc.
15 June 2008
Workshop
Friends history workshop Dr Jill Waterhouse, The Australian National University; Paul McPherson, University of New South Wales; Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia
19 June 2008
Film awards
Canberra Institute of Technology Film and Television Awards Featured student filmmakers
20 June 2008
Friends talk
Women's voices Marion Halligan, writer
26 June 2008
Friends talk
Museums of the world: Turkey Miss Tuna Yucel, Counsellor, Turkish Embassy; Mr Serhad Varli, Second Secretary, Turkish Embassy
26–28 June 2008
Conference
16th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of International
Law Conference
Speakers included The Hon Robert McClelland MP, Attorney General of Australia; Professor James Crawford, University of Cambridge; Professor Hilary Charlesworth, The Australian National University