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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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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 and repatriation officer Lee Burgess with Yirandali objects on show in the Landmarks gallery.
Photo: Sandra Pilot.
Elder Patrick Hume in Perth speaking with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.
Photo: Songa Balaga.
Curator Peter Thorley on the Northern Territory and West Australian border.
Photo: Pip Deveson.
Curator Jay Arthur with Aunty Patsy Cameron, who was being interviewed as part of the Encounters project, at Tomahawk, Tasmania. November 2013.
Photo: Michael Pickering.
Curator Andy Greenslade with Lockhart River mayor Wayne Butcher, elder Patrick Butcher and a canoe made by Patrick’s father, James Butcher in 1976. The canoe is on loan from the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Queensland.
Photo: George Serras.
Jean Barr-Crombie shares her family story, as illustrated by herself and her sister Joyce, with curator Barbara Paulson during a visit to Birdsville in Queensland.
Photo: Jeff Theys.
Jono Lineen, curator of the exhibition 'Lag Meta Aus: Home in the Torres Strait', at the entrance to the Museum’s Torres Strait Islander gallery. The spectacular entrance to the gallery was inspired by the traditional dhari headdresses worn for dance and ceremonial occasions by Torres Strait Islander men.
Photo: Judith Hickson.