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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 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.

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.

Jean Barr-Crombie, curator Barbara Paulson and Betty Bunyan at the Dingo Caves on Wankangurru Country north of Birdsville, Queensland.

Photo: Jeff Theys.

Three women standing on a ridge, the moon can be seen in the background.

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.

Three people with a dugout canoe.

Lorna Jackson and Vicki Nangala, granddaughters of Uta Uta Tjangala, with Peter Thorley at Kintore in the Northern Territory.

Photo: Pip Deveson.

Two women and a man standing in an open expanse of land. A number of houses can be seen in the background.

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 with Aunty Patsy Cameron, who was being interviewed as part of the Encounters project, at Tomahawk, Tasmania. November 2013.

Photo: Michael Pickering.

Two women talking. A white SUV can be seen in the background.

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.

A man walking towards the camera. A large light fixture in the shape of a ceremonial headdress features in the background.