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18 Mar 2016

The legacy of Encounters

Bagu figure by Grace Reid

Encounters featured rare, early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum. They were displayed with new objects from the Indigenous communities represented in the exhibition.

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By Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia


7 Mar 2016

Designing Encounters

Part of the fish trap feature in the Encounters exhibition

Encounters featured rare, early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum. They were displayed with new objects from the Indigenous communities represented in the exhibition.

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By Caolan Mitchell, Encounters Designer & Director of Exhibition Design firm Thylacine


29 Feb 2016

Object highlight: dangal charm

A stone sculpture of a dugong.

Encounters featured rare, early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum. They were displayed with new objects from the Indigenous communities represented in the exhibition.

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By Dr Lily Withycombe, Curator


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National Museum of Australia's Encounters exhibition catalogue

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