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

Date/Program Title/Description Speakers/Organisers
3 July 2009
Film and talk
Meet the Natives Kirk Huffman, anthropologist
8 July 2009
Friends talks/tours
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia
9 July 2009
Seminar
Current research in free-choice learning John H Falk and Lynn D Dierking, experts in museum evaluation and learning theory
16 July 2009
Public talk
Tattoos, lashing, house and canoe building Siosiua FP Lafitani-Tofua'ipangai, artist
17 July 2009
Friends talk
Women's voices Valerie Parv, author
18 July 2009
Friends workshop
Friends History Workshop National Museum of Australia's Centre for Historical Research and Friends of the National Museum of Australia
22 July 2009
Seminar series
Ocean Exchanges: Australian–Pacific Connections Sela Mafi Taufa, demographer, The Australian National University; Paul D'Arcy, Pacific historian, The Australian National University; Jonathan Ritchie, Pacific historian, Deakin University
23 July 2009
Friends talk
Cultural treasures: Thailand Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor, Research School of Humanities, The Australian National University
26 July 2009
Workshop
Island rhythms: drumming workshop Jim Sharrock, Music for Everyone's drum master; and Willie Ayamiseba, artist
31 July 2009
Tour
Behind the scenes — What's in the Museum storage? Eric Archer, National Museum of Australia
1 August 2009
Workshop
Little Red Riding Hood Adult theatre workshop Peter Wilkins, theatre practitioner
4 August 2009
Friends talk/preview
Behind the scenes — An Evolving Yarn Edwin Ride, National Museum of Australia
11, 13 and 23 August 2009
Gallery tour
The navigators: Comparing European exploring techniques and those of Pacific Islanders Michelle Hetherington, National Museum of Australia
12 August 2009
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Anne Marie Condé,
National Museum of Australia
21 August 2009
Friends talk
Women's voices Barbara Jane Gilby, The Australian National University School of Music
26 August 2009
Seminar series
Ocean crossings: The material traces of voyaging Matthew Spriggs, archaeologist, The Australian National University; Kylie Moloney, archivist, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau; Melanie Van Olffen, curator, Australian Museum
27 August 2009
Friends talk
Cultural treasures: Peru His Excellency Mr Claudio de la Puente, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Peru
28 August 2009
Symposium
Sites of Memory Professor Amareswar Galla, Museum Studies, the University of Queensland; Dr Judith Slee, visiting fellow, Department of Psychology, The Australian National University; Dr Paul Pickering, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University
8 September 2009
Friends talk/preview
Behind the scenes — From Little Things Big Things Grow Jay Arthur and Karolina Kilian, National Museum of Australia
10 September 2009
Public talk
Get-up: Stand up John Maynard, historian; Brothablack, rap artist; Rachel Perkins, documentary director; Martin Ballangarry, councillor
15 September 2009
Public talk
Force for good — How Indigenous Australians have enriched football David Headon, historian and adviser; Che Cockatoo-Collins, adviser and former football player; Sean Gorman, Indigenous Studies; Phil Egan, lecturer, consultant and former football player
16 September 2009
Seminar series
Ocean Exchanges: Australian–Pacific connections Deveni Temu, Pacific librarian, The Australian National University; Prue Ahrens, art historian, University of Queensland; Sioana Faupula, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau officer, Tongan storyteller
18 September 2009
Friends talk
Women's voices Joy Warren, Solander Gallery
7 October 2009
Talk
Death and dying in multicultural Australia Genevieve Jacobs, host; presented by Calvary Health Care ACT and Clare Holland House
8 October 2009
Friends talk
Cultural treasures: World Heritage Sites Dr Szabolcs Osvát, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
11 October 2009
Public talk
Australians in the Himalayas — 25th Anniversary Greg Mortimer, Duncan Chessell, Pat Cullinan, Zac Zaharias, Geoff Bartram and Lincoln Hall, Australian mountaineers
14 October 2009
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia
16 October 2009
Friends talk
Women's voices Professor Joan Beaumont, Director of the Faculty of Arts, The Australian National University
22 October 2009
Friends talk
Cultural treasures: World Heritage Sites Olli-Al-Fasfous Sanna, Diplomatic Trainee, Embassy of Finland
9–10 November 2009
Conference
Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies Professor Jon Altman, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), The Australian National University
14 November 2009
Demonstration
Top drawers Eline Martinsen, Canberra fashion designer; Maria Ramsden, vintage clothing expert
16–20 November 2009
Symposium
Barks, Birds and Billabongs Professor Mick Dodson AM, Indigenous lawyer and activist; and Robyn Williams AM; ABC Radio National Science Show presenter
17 November 2009
Performance
Barks, Birds & Billabongs — Manikay performance and the 'American clever man' Dave Johnson, scientist
20 November 2009
Friends talk/tour
Women's voices Alison Stewart, coordinator, NSW Open Garden Scheme
24 November 2009
Workshop
Defining moments Craddock Morton, Director, National Museum of Australia; Justice Michael Kirby
24 November 2009
Friends talk
Booktalk Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia; Dr Michael McKernan, historian
1 December 2009
Friends talk/preview
Behind the scenes — Water: H20=Life Matthew Higgins, National Museum of Australia
6 December 2009
Film
Baz Luhrmann's Australia
6 December 2009
Fashion parade
Graduating Students' Fashion Parade 2009 Raw Edge graduating fashion parade, presented by the Canberra Institute of Technology and FashionACT.
7–8 December 2009
Conference
Baz Luhrmann's Australia Reviewed Professor Meaghan Morris, Chair Professor of Cultural Studies, Lignan University (Hong Kong) and Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney; Dr Victoria Haskins (University of Newcastle); A/Prof Felicity Collins (La Trobe University)
9 December 2009
Performance
Poetry splash! Sarah Mae, Sydney poet
9 December 2009
Lecture
Illustrated conversation with Mike, Karen 'n Guy Guy Hansen, curator; Mike Bowers, political photographer, photo-editor; Karen Middleton, political correspondent
9 December 2009
Friends talk/tour
Behind the Lines 2009 Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia
13 December 2009
Performance
A bush Christmas Monaro Folk Music Society
14–15 December 2009
Symposium
Developing the Cultural Economy in Papua New Guinea Susan Cochrane, National Museum of Australia
17 and 24 January 2010
Performance
And the OzCar goes to ... Shortis and Simpson
20 January 2010
Workshop
Science and Drawing workshop: Water bug investigators Waterwatch experts Martin Lind, Tanya Noakes, Dr Stephen Skinner and Damon Cusak
21 January 2010
Tour and workshop
Music for Everyone — Water: H20=Life exhibition tour and workshop Music for Everyone
27 January 2010
Workshop
Science and drawing workshop: Water bug investigators Waterwatch experts Martin Lind, Tanya Noakes, Dr Stephen Skinner and Damon Cusak
4 February 2010
Lecture
Victorian visions Kenneth Park, Australians Studying Abroad
19 February 2010
Friends talk
Women's voices Lenore Taylor, journalist, The Australian
20 February 2010
Performance
Holly Throsby by the water supported by The Cashews Holly Throsby, The Cashews
25 February 2010
Talk
What is the point of old archaeological and anthropological collections in the 21st century? Dr Christopher Chippindale, visiting curator and Reader in Archaeology, Cambridge Museum, University of Cambridge, England
1–5 March 2010
Film
Latin American Film Festival 2010
4 March 2010
Seminar
Water and the spirit John Archer, author
5 March 2010
Public conversation
The hidden story of a portrait Dr Fiona Paisley, senior lecturer, Griffith University; Dr Mike Pickering and Jay Arthur, National Museum of Australia
10 March 2010
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Leah Bartsch, National Museum of Australia
19 March 2010
Friends talk
Women's voices Sherry McArdle-English, French Black Truffles of Canberra
20 March 2010
Conference
Manning Clark House 2010
Weekend of Ideas: Language
Don Watson, author; Julian Burnside, barrister; David Malouf, author; John Harms, sportswriter; Bruce Moore, Director, the Australian National Dictionary Centre
20 March 2010
Seminar
A nice drop: Tasting and discussion: recycled water Dr Simon Toze and Dr Kelly Fielding, CSIRO scientists; Dr Peter Collignon, infectious diseases physician
23 March 2010
Friends talk
Booktalk Mike Smith, Centre for Historical Research, interviewing Museum curators Matthew Higgins and Peter Thorley about their books
10 April 2010
Film and discussion
The Age of Stupid Tom Griffiths, environmental historian; Will Steffen, climate change expert; Julian Cribb, science communicator
14 April 2010
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Pip McNaught, National Museum of Australia
16 April 2010
Friends talk
Women's voices Reverend Joy Bartholomew, Church of St Andrew
22 April 2010
Friends talk
History at home: Early home entertainment systems Graham McDonald, sound archivist, National Film and Sound Archive
23 April 2010
Film
Lights! Canberra! Action! EoR Media
12 May 2010
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia
13–14 May 2010
Talk
In-gallery performance and talk Elena Kats-Chernin, composer
14 May 2010
Symposium
Caring for Collections Philip Jones, South Australian Museum; Maryanne McCubbin, Museum Victoria; Jennifer Sanders, Museums Australia
16 May 2010
Ceremony
Candlelight memorial ceremony AIDS Action Council
19 May 2010
Performance
Henryk Górecki world premiere, ... Songs Are Sung Canberra International Music Festival
20 May 2010
Demonstration
Mightier than the sword: The art of calligraphy Canberra Calligraphy Society
21 May 2010
Friends talk
Women's voices Roslyn Dundas, executive officer, ACTCOSS
27 May 2010
Friends talk
History at home: Board games Jo Bach, National Museum of Australia
3 June 2010
Friends talk
The Channel Islands Kenneth Park, Australians Studying Abroad
9 June 2010
Friends talk
Behind-the-scenes curator's talk Anne-Marie Condé, National Museum of Australia
9 June 2010
Public forum
Symbols of Australia Rod Quantock, comedian; Peter Spearritt, author; Melissa Harper, author
18 June 2010
Friends talk
Women's voices Sarah Corrigan, International Rugby Union referee
20 June 2010
Public conversation
Bowled over Gideon Haigh, journalist and cricket historian; John Harms, sportswriter
20 June 2010
Talk
Collectorfest: Travel memorabilia Adrian Franklin, ABC Collectors
24 June 2010
Friends talk
History at home: Doing cooking with the Australian Women's Weekly Bronwyn Dowdall, National Museum of Australia