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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 the Torres Strait Islands component of the On Country photographic exhibition, showcasing contemporary Indigenous land and sea management practices across Australia.

Photo: Judith Hickson.

A man stands next to a gallery wall featuring a number of large photographs.

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.

Curator David Kaus at the launch of the Museum's exhibition, A Different Time: the Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928

Photo: Lannon Harley.

A man standing in the middle of the Museum's exhibition, A Different Time: the Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928

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.

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 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.

Minang elder Harley Coyne in Albany speaks with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.

Photo: Sonja Balaga.

An elderly man with a crutch in one hand leans on a monument whilst the woman on the right is holding a camera.

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.