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A History of the World in 100 Objects panel discussion

British Museum curator Dr Belinda Crerar, author Delia Falconer, writer Gideon Haigh and academic and author Clive Hamilton with ABC RN presenter Fran Kelly

Defining Moments panel discussion, 11 October 2016

What objects from the past reveal about the people who made them and the challenges for museums to preserve and share collections spanning two million years of human history, inspired by the landmark exhibition from the British Museum.

collection, history, museums

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Defining Moments in postwar immigration panel discussion

Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former immigration minister Amanda Vanstone, media executive Marina Go, cultural consultant Tasneem Chopra and historian Frank Bongiorno with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments panel discussion, 21 September 2016

How have Australian attitudes toward immigration changed over the decades? In what ways has postwar immigration contributed to and changed Australia? Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.

migration, nation

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Defining Moments in sports panel discussion

Wallaroo rugby union player Louise Burrows, author John Harms, Australian Rugby League Commissioner Dr Chris Sarra, former Matildas player Sally Shipard and Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger with ABC RN presenter Paul Barclay

Defining Moments panel discussion, 18 August 2016

What Australia’s love of sport says about us a nation, how it has shaped our culture and whether sport is a vehicle for social change. Part of the Defining Moments in Australian History project.

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nation, sport

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Remembering Fred Hollows

David Arnold, Jude Barlow, Gordon Briscoe, Trevor Buzzacott, Brian Doolan, Gabi Hollows, Michael Loebenstein, Ray Martin, Rose Murray

20 May 2016

Recollections of surgeon and humanitarian Fred Hollows and his work to improve health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, on the 40th anniversary of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program.

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disease, health, indigenous

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New Encounters David Garneau keynote presentation

Associate Professor David Garneau, Fine Arts, University of Regina, Saskatchewan

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 18 March 2016

Métis artist and academic David Garneau’s ‘From artefact necropolis to living rooms: Indigenous and at home in non-colonial museums’, on the importance of First Nation peoples working in museums to influence how they are understood and represented.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Eleanor Bourke and Rodney Carter presentation

Professor Eleanor Bourke and Rodney Carter, Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council members

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 18 March 2016

Wergaia woman Eleanor Bourke and Dja Dja Wurrung man Rodney Carter on the rights and responsibilities of traditional owners in Victoria and the fight for the return of cultural materials including a bark etching on show in Encounters.

collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Jim Enote keynote presentation

Jim Enote, Director, A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Centre, New Mexico

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 18 March 2016

Zuni tribal member and museum director Jim Enote on his life working in cultural heritage in terms of seasons, and the current flowering of ideas and practices planted many years ago.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters June Oscar keynote presentation

June Oscar AO, CEO, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 17 March 2016

Bunuba woman and Indigenous leader June Oscar on the new relationship between Indigenous people and museums and the spirit of reconciliation reawakened by equal partnerships in the exchange of historical truths.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Sandy O’Sullivan presentation

Dr Sandy O’Sullivan, Director of the Centre for Collaborative First Nations’ Research, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Northern Territory

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 17 March 2016

Wiradjuri academic Sandy O’Sullivan on her research into effective representation and engagement of First Peoples in national museums and the difficulties that some museums have with ideas about identity.

collection, indigenous, museums

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New Encounters Jennifer Kramer keynote presentation

Dr Jennifer Kramer, Curator of the Pacific Northwest, Museum of Anthropology and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

New Encounters: communities, collections and museums conference, 17 March 2016

Jennifer Kramer on ‘Indigenous cultural belongings in the museum and the work of figurative repatriation’, where museums and First Nations peoples work together to share custodianship of cultural materials.

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collection, indigenous, museums

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