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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 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.

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

Two women and a man examine an indigenous bark shield.

Assistant curator Jeff Theys (right) and Lee Burgess discuss a list of objects under consideration for a forthcoming exhibition.

Photo: Judith Hickson.

Two men sitting at a table talking. A number of papers and books are on the table.

Curator and repatriation officer Lee Burgess with Yirandali objects on show in the Landmarks gallery.

Photo: Sandra Pilot.

A man leans on a glass display case containing a number of objects. A large windmill can be seen in the background.

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.

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.

Curator Jay Arthur speaks with Allan Oliver (left) and Hendrick Fourmile, in Cairns, August 2013, as part of the Encounters project. The interview was filmed by Sarah Scragg (far right).

Photo: Michael Pickering.

A group of people sitting in portable chairs in a shaded, grassed area. A video camera on tripod can be seen in the background.