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Dr Kirsten Wehner, National Museum of Australia
31 March 2010
What can objects tell us about the past? Kirsten Wehner talks to history teachers about the nature of exhibitions as histories.
Dr Peter Stanley, National Museum of Australia
31 March 2010
Dr Peter Stanley, the head of the National Museum’s Research Centre, asks teachers ‘How can museum historians and curators best support history teachers?’
Emeritus Professor Dr Ad Borsboom, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Barks, Birds and Billabongs symposium, 19 November 2009
Whereas the 1948 Expedition presented vast collections of plant and animal life classified according to Linnaean taxonomy, Ad Borsboom explores how the Yolngu organise and present knowledge through mythological Dreaming stories.
Mike Pickering, National Museum of Australia
Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies conference, 9 November 2009
Museum collections exaggerate the traditional lives of Indigenous Australians. Here, Mike Pickering seeks to expand Indigenous history to include items that, though the product of western industry, were mostly used by Indigenous workers.
Dr Darrell Lewis, National Museum of Australia
Historical Interpretation series, 4 June 2008
Historian Darrell Lewis discusses his research on ‘the outback archive,’ unorthodox historical records from pre-European times to the present, concentrating on marked water tanks and trees along the Murranji Track in the Northern Territory.
Professor Graeme Davison, Professor Paula Hamilton, Philip Jones and Dr Maria Nugent
Collections 2008 series, 30 May 2008
Leading historians reflect on the ways in which collections can be used to interpret the past, and the issues and problems faced in doing so, in wrapping up the National Museum’s Collections 2008 symposium on material histories and objects as sources.
Dr Margo Neale, Professor Peter Read and Sam Wagan Watson
Historical Imagination series, 4 November 2007
Poet and writer Sam Wagan Watson, historian and Indigenous biographer Peter Read and National Museum curator Margo Neale discuss Indigenous issues and the intersection between historical research and imagination.
Nicholas Drayson, novelist and Dr Libby Robin, National Museum of Australia
Historical Imagination series, 24 June 2007
Environmental historian Libby Robin and novelist Nicholas Drayson share an interest in nature and the history of science and discovery. They explore the dynamic relationship between historical evidence, recollections and the reconstruction of the past.
Dr Lenore Coltheart, political historian, and author Frank Moorhouse
Historical Imagination series, 20 May 2007
The convergence of history and fiction and the power of archives and objects to inform their work on Australian women and the League of Nations is explored by political historian Lenore Coltheart and author Frank Moorhouse.