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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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Landmark Women: Ruth Pearce

Ruth Pearce, former Australian diplomat

Landmark Women, 15 November 2013

Ruth speaks about her diverse and challenging international life as an Australian diplomat that included postings as Australian ambassador to the Solomon Islands, Russia along with accreditation to 12 former Soviet republics, the Philippines and Poland.

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diplomacy, politics, women

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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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Landmark Women: Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid AO, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Landmark Women, 18 October 2013

Elizabeth is a development practitioner, feminist and academic with a distinguished career in national and international public service and was appointed the world’s first advisor on women’s affairs by the Labor Government of Gough Whitlam in 1973.

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women

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Award-winning urban farmers

Melissa Dede, Chris Hunter and Brett King

10 October 2013

To coincide with Floriade, three award-winning urban farmers give advice on how to grow award-winning produce. They explore ways in which contemporary gardeners understand and practise food production and share valuable tips and techniques.

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food, garden, urban

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‘Adulation, fame and money’: Sport and celebrity in 1913

Dr Guy Hansen, National Library of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 8 October 2013

In 1913, just like today, Australia loved its sporting heroes. Victor Trumper, Dally Messenger and Snowy Baker were celebrities and entrepreneurs as well as elite athletes who were starting to realise that sporting glory could be financially rewarding.

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sport

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Landmark Women: Daryl Karp

Daryl Karp, Director, Museum of Australian Democracy (MOAD)

Landmark Women, 27 September 2013

Daryl is an internationally recognised, award-winning executive with a passion for science media. In addition to her role as director of MOAD, she is director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia and the Children’s Television Foundation.

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media, museums, science

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Women in White Australia

Professor Rae Frances, Monash University

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 24 September 2013

Throughout Australia, the women of 1913 were fighting to have their voices heard. Professor Rae Frances tells their story and outlines how women pursued their dreams of equality between the sexes.

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politics, women

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Leisure time, 1913

Professor Jill Julius Matthews, Australian National University

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 27 August 2013

Historian Professor Jill Julius Matthews surveys magazines and movies from 1913 to look at how people in Australia spent their leisure time a century ago.

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entertainment, leisure, photography, sport

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Panel discussion led by Malcolm McKinnon

Dr Daniel Connell, Sarah Moles, Major Sumner and Kim Chalmers with Malcolm McKinnon

Critical Undercurrents - a One River symposium, 25 August 2013

Panel discussion with artists, activist, author and Ngarrindejeri elder about the Murray-Darling Basin and their involvement in the One River project.

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agriculture, art, culture, economy, water

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