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Compleat Archaeologist: Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums, 8 February 2013
Photographer Peter Eve reflects on an expedition into the remote southern Simpson Desert that he shared with archaeologist Dr Mike Smith. Peter praises Mike’s ability to bring the buried landscapes and humanities of deep time to life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marion Mahony Griffin Annual Lecture 2012: presented in assocation with the Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc.
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?
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.
Nicole Foreshew, Danie Mellor and Alisa Duff
26 July 2012
Award-winning artist Danie Mellor and Object: Australian Design Centre curator Nicole Foreshew discuss the development of and ongoing interest in this exhibition of contemporary Indigenous sculpture depicting a variety of native Australian animals.