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Encounters films

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Films

Reflections on objects, museums, history and culture

In these films Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Australia share their stories and knowledge about the objects in the Encounters exhibition. They also talk about museums, history and cultural identity. Read 'Legacy of the Encounters films' in our blog.

My emu feather skirt: an ongoing tradition

My emu feather skirt: an ongoing tradition

Fernyhurst

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.

Watch ‘My emu feather skirt: an ongoing tradition’

‘Larni Barramul’ possum skin cloak painting

‘Larni Barramul’ possum skin cloak painting

Fernyhurst

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.

Watch ‘‘Larni Barramul’ possum skin cloak painting’

From Casino to the catwalk

From Casino to the catwalk

Richmond River

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.

Watch ‘From Casino to the catwalk’

Growing up on the Tiwi Islands

Growing up on the Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands

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.

Watch ‘Growing up on the Tiwi Islands’

Made for a purpose

Made for a purpose

Flinders Island

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.

Watch ‘Made for a purpose’

Life and language

Life and language

Wagga Wagga

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.

Watch ‘Life and language ’

Scar trees

Scar trees

Fernyhurst

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.

Watch ‘Scar trees’

Noongar language

Noongar language

Perth

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.

Watch ‘Noongar language’

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