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Off the walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967-2005: Exhibition launch
Andrew Sayers, Paul House and Peter Yu
27 October 2011
Peter Yu opens Off the Walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Agencies 1967–2005, an exhibition about Indigenous art and the politics and history of a time of great change in Indigenous affairs.
Ainslie Greiner, Carmela Mollica, Nicki Smith and Daniel Oakman
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 20 October 2011
Following a background to the Landmarks gallery by Daniel Oakman, three of the Museum’s conservators shared the techniques and process used to prepare, treat and install the Kenya station windmill, one of the Springfield dresses, and Phar Lap’s heart.
Fan Di'an, Director, National Art Museum of China
30 September 2011
Fan Di’an, a leading figure in Chinese contemporary art, provided an introduction to the A New Horizon exhibition and discussed Chinese art over the past 60 years, including significant artists and movements.
Fan Di'an, Chen Yuming, Dennis Richardson and Andrew Sayers
29 September 2011
Fan Di’an, Director of the National Art Museum of China, Chen Yuming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and Dennis Richardson, Secretary to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, open the exhibition that examines Chinese art since 1949.
Pedro Stephen, Agnes Shea, Alisa Duff and Andrew Sayers
13 September 2011
Pedro Stephen, mayor of the Torres Shire Council, opens the exhibition of photographs by David Callow complemented by objects from the National Museum’s collections that share stories about the lives, culture and identity of Torres Strait Islanders.
Alfred Fletcher and Adele Chynoweth
Inside: Life in Children’s Homes series, 1 September 2011
Al Fletcher discusses with Adele Chynoweth his experiences at Westbrook as told to Cheryl Jorgensen in Brutal: surviving Westbrook Boys Home. His story is one of many that will be included in the upcoming exhibition Inside: Life in Children’s Homes.
Ian Dunlop, Pip Deveson and Dr Peter Thorley
5 August 2011
Following a screening of In Memory of Malawan, film-makers Ian Dunlop and Pip Deveson discuss the filming of the rituals for the funeral of Aboriginal clan leader Malawan over a two-week period in the early 1970s.
Platform Conversations, 15 July 2011
Peter Singer is Australia’s best-known philosopher. Once labelled the most dangerous man on the planet, in this lecture facilitated by Jenny Brockie, he examines how well Australia is performing as a global citizen.
Mal Brough, Professor Garth Nettheim and Alison Page
Platform Conversations, 8 July 2011
The inaugural Platform Conversations event was a provocative panel discussion facilitated by David Speers debating whether recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian Constitution will make a meaningful difference to Indigenous peoples’ lives.
Shane Carmody, State Library of Victoria
Not Just Ned: Irish in Australia series, 2 July 2011
Shane begins by singing lyrics about Ned Kelly written to the The Patriot Game that he wrote for the centenary of the Ned Kelly’s execution in which he drew a connection between that event, Armistice Day and the dismissal of the Whitlam government.