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Our people

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Our people

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, Andy Greenslade and Evelyn Omeenyo from Lockhart River in far north Queensland, visit Black Mountain Tower when Evelyn was in Canberra for the 2013 Selling Yarns conference.

Photo: Lannon Harley.

Two women standing at the lookout at Black Mountain Tower.

Kintore artist Ronnie Tjampitjinpa (right) with curator Peter Thorley, looking at an image of Uta Uta Tjangala's 'Yumani' canvas, on the verandah of Ronnie's house, Kintore, Northern Territory.

Photo: Pip Deveson.

Two men examine a book depicting an artwork.

Curator and repatriation officer Lee Burgess talking about the wooden shields in the Museum's Open collections area.

Photo: Jason McCarthy.

A man standing in front of a wall covered in bark shields.

Curator David Kaus and visiting Kokoberrin artist Shaun Edwards, from far north Queensland, examine a piece of fibre work at the Museum's Indigenous collections store.

Photo: George Serras.

Two men examining a piece of fibre work over a large pull out drawer.

Abe Muriata talking with curator Jay Arthur at the Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre in Cardwell, North Queensland for the Encounters project.

Photo: Michael Pickering.

Two people sitting on chairs. They are surrounded by artwork in display cases. A camera and operator can be seen in the foreground.

Curator Jono Lineen with an exhibit in the On Country photographic exhibition showing how Dhimurru Rangers in Cape York are fighting to save Cape York sea turtles.

Photo: Judith Hickson.

A man stands to the side of a video display depicting a man holding a sea turtle and egg.

Dieri representative William Dawson talks with curator Barbara Paulson in Whyalla, South Australia, about the skills and work involved in making Dieri shields.

Photo: Jeremy Lucas.

Two people examining indigenous artifacts.

Elder Patrick Hume in Perth speaking with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.

Photo: Songa Balaga.

A man and woman standing in a park examining vegetation.