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Alisa Duff, Agnes Shea and Eunice Porter
6 December 2012
Following a welcome to country, Alisa Duff outlines why Warakurna was so unique as a community and how the paintings and sculptures are not just art, they recreate scenes of everyday life and to tell historical and contemporary stories.
Natalie Ison, Andrew Pearce and Peter Bucke, National Museum of Australia
Door to store: Caring for your collection, 16 November 2012
Listen to members of the Conservation team here at the National Museum give a practical demonstration on how to care to the special medals, trophies and silverware that you have at home.
Sara Kelly, Karen Peterson, George Serras and Ian Cramer, National Museum of Australia
Door to store: Caring for your collection, 9 November 2012
Listen to members of the National Museum Registration team discuss the documentation, photography, uplift and transport that was needed to make the Saw Doctor’s wagon, now on display in the Main Hall, a part of the Museum’s collection.
Dick Smith, Shane Mortimer and Andrew Sayers
24 October 2012
This event launched two new exhibitions: the display of big objects from the Museum’s collection in the Hall and Museum Workshop which showcases the work of three of the Museum’s conservation teams.
Marion Mahony Griffin Annual Lecture 2012: presented in assocation with the Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc.
30 August 2012
Listen to conservation planner Sheridan Burke reflecting on Canberra in the centenary year of the Griffins winning the design competition for Canberra. It is timely to consider whether the city plan for Canberra has outstanding universal value?
Susan Boden, Penny Spoelder, John Kerin, Mick Dodson, Phillip Toyne, Nicholas Brown and Alex Sloan
23 August 2012
Celebrate activist Rick Farley’s contribution to Australian environmental and political thought in this forum with friends, colleagues and the authors of his biography, A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley.
Nicole Foreshew, Danie Mellor and Alisa Duff
26 July 2012
Award-winning artist Danie Mellor and Object: Australian Design Centre curator Nicole Foreshew discuss the development of and ongoing interest in this exhibition of contemporary Indigenous sculpture depicting a variety of native Australian animals.
Frank Howarth, Agnes Shea, Alisa Duff and Andrew Sayers
12 July 2012
Australian Museum director Frank Howarth opens this Object Gallery and Australian Museum touring exhibition, which exposes the richness and breadth of contemporary Indigenous sculpture in Australia through sculptural works depicting a variety of animals.
Hugh Mackay, Helen Stevens and Carolyn Forster
11 July 2012
Social researcher and author Hugh Mackay explains not only why we become so attached to our gardens but also why we need them in our lives. In this lecture Hugh talks about how gardens and gardening satisfy seven of our most basic human desires.
Dr Ken Parry, Joyce Morgan and Dr Mike Pickering
22 June 2012
Ken Parry, ancient history scholar and Silk Road expert, and Sydney Morning Herald journalist Joyce Morgan, co-author of Journeys on the Silk Road, discuss the splendour and history of the Silk Road from before Genghis Khan to today.