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Open mike session

Peter Stanley, Calogero Santoro, Alan Williams, Ingreth McFarlane, John Wilkinson, Jim Bowler, Ann Robb, Isabel McBryde, Marg Friedel, Sue Castrique, Manik Dataar and Dr Mike Smith

Compleat Archaeologist: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

Peter Stanley chairs an open mike session as a tribute to Mike Smith. Short contributions were made from Calogero Santoro, a colleague from Chile, other colleagues and students who have worked with Mike, with the day finishing with comments by Mike Smith.

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archaeology, desert, indigenous, museums

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Inventing Australia’s desert archaeology

June Ross, John Mulvaney, Barry Cundy, Giles Hamm and Chris Turney

Compleat Archaeologist: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013

A tribute to pioneering desert archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Speakers June Ross, John Mulvaney, Barry Cundy, Giles Hamm and Chris Turney reflect on their time teaching and working with Mike, and the developing field of desert archaeology in Australia.

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archaeology, desert, science

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Door to store: Registration and the Springfield collection

Sara Kelly, Patrick Baum and Anne Kelly, National Museum of Australia

Door to store: Caring for your collection, 18 January 2013

An overview of the work required bring a rich collection of hundreds of objects from a family museum at an historic grazing property into the National Historical Collection.

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agriculture, collection, regional

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Door to store: Caring for your collection of paper and textiles

Kerryn Wagg and Carmela Mollica, National Museum of Australia

Door to store: Caring for your collection, 11 January 2013

Our Museum conservators outline principles to help you care for your own items such as photo albums and wedding dresses. These principles include stable, suitable environmental conditions, good handling practices and correct physical storage for items.

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collection, conservation, museums

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Warakurna: All the Stories Got Into Our Minds and Eyes - exhibition opening

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.

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art, indigenous, sculpture

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Door to store: Caring for your collection of medals and trophies

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.

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conservation

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Door to store: Caring for the Saw Doctor’s wagon

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.

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collection, industry, regional

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Big objects and Museum Workshop: exhibition opening

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.

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collection, conservation, museums

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Marion Mahony Griffin Annual Lecture 2012: presented in assocation with the Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc.

Sheridan Burke

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?

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Canberra, heritage

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A way through: a forum for Rick Farley

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.

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agriculture, environment, indigenous, politics

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