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Joy flights, feats and disasters: A journey through 1920s and 1930s aviation in the National Historical Collection

Jennifer Wilson, National Museum of Australia with introduction by Kirsten Wehner

Curatorial research fellowship series, 18 July 2013

Curator Jennifer Wilson shares the stories of some rarely-seen aviation objects, from plane parts to photos, to illustrate the realities and romanticism of the foundation-era of Australian aviation.


adventure, aviation, journeys


Door to store: Caring for your family history documents

Tania Riviere and Jess Wignell, National Museum of Australia, and Jenny Higgins, National Library of Australia

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

Are you keen to know where your family history came from or how to record history for the next generation? Learn how to search for your past using family history documents and how to maintain the documents you have so that they last for years to come.


collection, history


The state of photography in 1913 with historian Helen Ennis

Helen Ennis, Australian National University School of Art

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 25 June 2013

Photographic curator, historian and author Helen Ennis discusses the rise of photography in 1913 and its use by professionals, amateurs, ethnographers and scientific explorers, as well as exploring similarities and differences in 100 years of portraiture.




Role of Australians in Antarctica in 1913

Professor Tom Griffiths, Australian National University, with introduction by Anthea Gunn, National Museum of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 28 May 2013

Professor Griffiths tells the story of the young Australians who set out to explore the frozen continent in the name of scientific curiosity and how 1913 was an unexpected year. It was a year of trauma and waiting, and of nightmares more than dreams.


adventure, exploration


Door to store: Caring for your photographic collection

Michelle Hetherington, Kerryn Wagg, George Serras, Jason McCarthy and Lisa O'Brien

Door to store: Caring for your collection, 9 May 2013

Learn about the importance of photos in the National Museum’s collection and the best ways for managing, storing and protecting your digital and printed photographs at home.


conservation, photography


‘Part of the Feast’: The life and legacy of Val Plumwood

Gregg Borschmann, Grahame Webb, George Main, Lorraine Shannon, Deborah Bird Rose, Kate Rigby and Kirsten Wehner

7 May 2013

In 1985 the Australian environmental philosopher Val Plumwood was almost killed by a saltwater crocodile as she canoed in Kakadu National Park. This forum talks about Plumwood’s work and how it helps us understand our place in the world.


adventure, biography


Australian art and artists in 1913

Andrew Sayers with introduction by Guy Hansen, National Museum of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 30 April 2013

This lecture highlights the new directions being explored by important Australian artists around 1913 - many of whom are little-known today - and examines the role of arts and crafts in 1913 society and Australian reactions to new art movements in Europe.


art, indigenous, sculpture


Surveyors at the snowline: surveying the ACT-NSW border 1910-15

Matthew Higgins with introduction by David Arnold

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 12 April 2013

Canberra historian Matthew Higgins tells a story of adventure and discovery by three young men, Percy Sheaffe, Harry Mouat and Freddie Johnston, working in Australia’s rugged mountain country to mark the national capital and its surrounding territory.


Canberra, adventure, heritage, place


Australia’s place in the world - 1913 lecture

Nicholas Brown with introduction by Michelle Hetherington, National Museum of Australia

Glorious Days: Australia 1913, 26 March 2013

Historian Dr Nicolas Brown reflects on the emerging world of modernity of Australia in 1913, and the world lost to looming international pressures and the threat of war.


culture, heritage, history


The Human Motor: Sir Hubert Opperman and endurance cycling in Australia

Daniel Oakman and Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia

Cycling in Australia series, 21 March 2013

Hubert Opperman (1904-1996), or ‘Oppy’ as he was known, was one of the greatest cyclists of his time. Curator Daniel Oakman reflects on why Opperman became a national hero and how his cycling feats transformed popular understandings of human endurance.


adventure, sport

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