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The Goree newsletter looks at the activities and achievements of the National Museum of Australia as we engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their material culture, and share their stories.


21 Nov 2016

Ian Dunlop and the Western Desert films

Ian Dunlop with Spencer (Nuni) Banaga

Artefacts seen in Ian Dunlop’s groundbreaking Western Desert films from the 1960s are an important addition to the National Museum’s collection.



17 Oct 2016

Meet our Encounters interns

Encounters interns groupshot

We are thrilled to welcome six very talented Indigenous women to Canberra as the inaugural Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarship interns.



8 Aug 2016

Papunya women’s ground painting

 	People standing in a gallery looking at an artwork exhibiton.

A rare and beautiful example of a women’s ground painting from the Papunya art movement is the stunning centrepiece for the Streets of Papunya exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra until 14 August 2016.



Previous issues

Goree, November 2012, Volume 9, Issue 2

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MINMin (Museum Indigenous Network)

MINMin supports Indigenous employees at the National Museum, socially and in the workplace.

It is the first point of contact for issues that affect First Australians more broadly, as well as being a resource for the Museum.