WARNING: Visitors should be aware that this website includes images and names of deceased people that may cause sadness or distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Curator and repatriation officer Lee Burgess with Yirandali objects on show in the Landmarks gallery.
Photo: Sandra Pilot.
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.
Minang elder Harley Coyne in Albany speaks with content project manager Benita Tunks about the Encounters project.
Photo: Sonja Balaga.