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Landmark women: Julia Newton-Howes

Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, Chief Executive Officer, CARE Australia

Landmark Women, 27 June 2014

Julia discusses her life and work around themes of poverty, aid and development, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and her pursuit of data and evidence as a trained scientist.

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culture, poverty, women

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Individual inspiration and social connection in western Arnhem Land

Dr Luke Taylor, Australian National University, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 5 June 2014

Anthropologist and author Luke Taylor examines how the different schools of bark painting in western Arnhem Land on show in the Old Masters exhibition transformed the way that Yolnyu people represent their world.

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art, ceremony, culture, indigenous, spirituality

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Landmark women: Mary-Jane Mountain

Dr Mary-Jane Mountain, retired archaeologist

Landmark Women, 16 May 2014

Mary-Jane talks about her 57 years as an archaeologist covering her experiences both teaching at universities in the United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea and Australia and conducting fieldwork while completing her PhD in a remote PNG village.

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anthropology, archaeology

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Landmark women: Kaarin Anstey

Kaarin Anstey, Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing

Landmark Women, 11 April 2014

Kaarin talks about her research into ageing and the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and how personal experience influenced her career.

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health ageing

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Meaning in Yolngu bark paintings

Professor Howard Morphy, Australian National University with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 3 April 2014

Anthropologist Howard Morphy explores the cultural patterns and multi-layered meanings behind the bark paintings on show in Old Masters.

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art, ceremony, indigenous, spirituality

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Landmark women: Carolyn Forster

Carolyn Forster OAM

Landmark Women, 28 March 2014

Carolyn Forster talks about her work in the Federal Parliament, and with organisations the Children’s Medical Research Institute, ACT Heritage Festival and Friends of the National Museum of Australia.

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art, museums, women

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‘Seeing barks’

Consultant curator Wally Caruana, with an introduction by Genevieve Jacobs, 666 ABC Canberra

Old Masters lecture series, 5 March 2014

Indigenous art expert Wally Caruana explores the visual language of the bark paintings on show in the exhibition Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists, and provides insights into the culture of the people who created these works.

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art, ceremony, indigenous

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Landmark women: Catherine Carter

Catherine Carter, ACT Executive Director, Property Council of Australia

Landmark Women, 14 February 2014

Catherine talks about running the ACT Property Council’s operations, policy development and public affairs, and working with people from bureaucrats to builders in a male dominated industry.

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architecture, place

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Australians dream of speed

Professor Angelina Russo, University of Canberra, and Dr Steven Fleming, University of Tasmania, with introduction by Dr Daniel Oakman, National Museum of Australia

5 December 2013

Can you imagine a city where the car isn’t the dominant mode of transport? Listen to a challenging talk about how to re-imagine our cities in ways that use bicycles to make them convenient, inclusive, efficient and fast!

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bike, cycling, travel

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Door to store: Caring for your watercolours and paintings

Vicki Humphrey, National Museum of Australia

Door to store: Caring for your collection, 15 November 2013

Vicki Humphrey, Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Australia, shares best practice techniques in working with and handling watercolour and oil-based paintings.

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art, conservation

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