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Elspeth Wishart, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Collections 2009 series, 27 March 2009
Elspeth Wishart outlines the challenges facing the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in exhibiting important two-dimensional artefacts. She relates how the museum must balance the needs of visitors with the care of these artefacts, a letter and a flag.
Dr Richard Reid, National Museum of Australia and Brendon Kelson
Historical Interpretation series, 15 March 2009
Researcher, author and Irishman Richard Reid and photographer Brendon Kelson examine the role of the Irish in Australia, to be featured in a forthcoming National Museum book, The Scattered Children of St Patrick.
Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Landmarks series, 11 March 2009
Curator Kirsten Wehner outlines the themes of the new National Museum of Australia gallery, Creating a Country (now Landmarks). It will look broadly at the history of Australia since European colonisation of the continent in the late eighteenth century.
Arturs and Guna Kinne, Carmelo Mirabelli, Karen Schamberger and Sylvie Stern
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 31 January 2009
Guna Kinne and Carmelo Mirabelli’s stories feature in the National Museum’s Australian Journeys gallery. They join curator Karen Schamberger and broadcaster Sylvie Stern in a discussion about their lives in Europe and Australia.
Dr Adele Wessell, Southern Cross University
Historical Interpretation series, 30 November 2008
Historian Adele discusses cookbooks as historial resources, drawing on the National Museum’s collection in her time as a Visiting Fellow with the Museum’s Centre for Historical Research.
Robin Tait, National Museum of Australia
AE Smith Instruments collection, 17 November 2008
The AE Smith string quartet held by the National Museum is outlined by conservator Robin Tait. She also discusses the conservation strategy of display and occasional use for functional museum objects.
Janet Holmes à Court and Dr Margo Neale
Emily Kame Kngwarreye series, 23 August 2008
Renowned art collector Janet Holmes à Court discusses the deeply moving work of Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye with National Museum curator Margo Neale.
Dr Martha Sear, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 13 August 2008
Curator Martha Sear discusses objects in the National Historical Collection that once belonged to Sir George Reid, a key figure in Australia’s Federation-era political history. Reid’s story features in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Rebecca Nason, National Museum of Australia
Behind the Scenes – Australian Journeys series, 11 June 2008
Curator Rebecca Nason discusses two Staffordshire figurines of nineteenth-century Irish nationalist, parliamentarian and convict William Smith O’Brien. His story is told in the Australian Journeys gallery.
Margaret Anderson, Guy Hansen, Professor Fred Myers and Dr Mike Smith
Collections 2008 series, 30 May 2008
Archaeologist Mike Smith, curator Guy Hansen, historian Margaret Anderson and anthropologist Fred Myers reflect on the way their four different disciplines have approached physical evidence at the 2008 National Museum Collections Symposium.