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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 Andy Greenslade and Uncle Seaman Dan enjoy a tall story with Karl Neuendfeldt at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2009. Uncle Seaman had just celebrated his 80th birthday and gave a special guest appearance at the fair's concert.

Photo: Pip McNaught.

Three people sitting in an outdoor setting talking to each other.

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 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.

Move it Mob Style dancers Shari Togo and Ryka Satrick with curator Barbara Paulson after an Australia Day performance at the National Museum.

Photo: Jilda Andews.

<em>Move it Mob Style</em> dancers Shari Togo and Ryka Satrick with curator Barbara Paulson after an Australia Day performance at the National Museum.

Content project manager Benita Tunks shows community members from Arnhem Land around the Museum’s Open collections, in the First Australians gallery.

Photo: Barbara Paulson.

A woman with a group of people points at objects contained in glass display cabinets.

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.

Curator Peter Thorley on the Northern Territory and West Australian border.

Photo: Pip Deveson.

Man standing next to a car, a large rock formation features in the background.

Curator Jay Arthur in Kempsey with a group of Kinchela boys at the donation of the Kinchela gate to the National Museum (from left) Michael Walsh, Cecil Bowden, William Lesley, Ian (Crowe) Lawson and Manuel Ebsworth.

Photo: Barbara Paulson.

A group of people stand behind an old metal gate. The gate contains the writing "Boys Home".