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Members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program team at the National Museum work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to collect, preserve and exhibit their stories.
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Curator Jay Arthur in Kempsey with a group of Kinchela boys at the donation of the Kinchela gate to the National Museum (from left) Michael Walsh, Cecil Bowden, William Lesley, Ian (Crowe) Lawson and Manuel Ebsworth.
Photo: Barbara Paulson.
Elder Patrick Hume in Perth speaking with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.
Photo: Songa Balaga.
Curator and repatriation officer Lee Burgess atop Gibraltar Peak, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in Canberra
Photo: Ben Burgess.
Community visit by elders Marcia Jerry (Girramay) and Carol Chong with curator David Kaus. They are viewing a collection item from far north Queensland's rainforest areas, in the collection Access room at Mitchell.
Photo: George Serras
Curator Jono Lineen with the Torres Strait Islands component of the On Country photographic exhibition, showcasing contemporary Indigenous land and sea management practices across Australia.
Photo: Judith Hickson.
Curator Andy Greenslade relaxing with Lola Greeno and Colleen Mundy at Larapuna in northeast Tasmania, after a weaving workshop for the Tayenebe weaving project. The project resulted in an exhibition, Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work. The baskets were bought for the collections of the National Museum and Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery.
Photo: Julie Gough.
Move it Mob Style dancers Shari Togo and Ryka Satrick with curator Barbara Paulson after an Australia Day performance at the National Museum.
Photo: Jilda Andews.