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Bach, Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009 (c. 1720)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourrees I and II, and Gigue.

art, music

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Carl Vine, Inner World for Solo Cello and Electronics (1994)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was dedicated to David Pereira.

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Bach, Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major BWV 1010 (c. 1720)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. Movements played: Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavottes I and II, and Gigue.

art, music

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Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (1942)

David Pereira and Alice Giles

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments, the AE Smith cello, accompanied by harpist Alice Giles.

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Arvo Pärt, Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)

David Pereira

AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008

Renowned Australian cellist David Pereira plays the cello made by AE Smith in Sydney in 1953, one of the National Museum’s most treasured musical instruments. This piece was originally for violin and piano.

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Environmental history beyond the ivory tower

Dr Libby Robin, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 29 October 2008

Environmental historian Libby Robin talks about the uses of environmental history in museums in Australia and New Zealand as a bridge between the traditions of natural and social history.

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environment, museums, science

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The making of Australian Journeys

Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia

Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 8 October 2008

Curator Martha Sear examines the evolution of the National Museum’s Australian Journeys gallery. She provides a comprehensive overview of the stories and the objects in this gallery, which looks at Australia’s connections to the world over time.

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exhibition, journeys, migration

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The Port of Aran

Michael Gibbons

Historical Interpretation series, 8 October 2008

Irish archaeologist Michael Gibbons talks about the history and archaeology of Killeany Harbour, Inis Mor on Aran Island off the coast of Ireland, as part of a broader survey of Irish antiquities.

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archaeology, migration

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Emily: the impossible modernist

John McDonald and Dr Margo Neale with Virginia Trioli

Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 28 September 2008

ABC journalist Virginia Trioli discusses the work of artist Emily Kngwarreye with Sydney Morning Herald art critic John McDonald and National Museum curator Margo Neale. Does Emily’s work compare with modernism? Is it considered abstract expressionist?

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art, emily, exhibition, indigenous

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Ninety years ago on a French hillside: a story of Mont St Quentin

Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia

Historical Interpretation series, 31 August 2008

The story of one Australian platoon involved in the 1918 battle of Mont St Quentin, as told by historian Peter Stanley, who follows the 12 men throughout their lives.

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biography, conflict

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