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Publications - Carol Cooper

Publications

2013
'An ingenious construction', The Museum, issue 3, March-August 2013

2013

Catalogue essay – 'Tommy McRae Sketchbook’' Deutscher and Hackett Aboriginal and Oceanic Art, March 2013 (and online version)

2012

'On Loan: Solid Silver', The Museum, issue 1, March-August 2012

2012

With J Wilson and K Kilian, 'Well Travelled', The Museum, issue 2, September–October 2012

2012

Collection Stories, National Museum of Australia (author of five stories in this compilation on iconic NMA objects)

2011

'The Photography of Edward Reichenbach', Bonhams Aboriginal Art Catalogue, June 2011 (and online version)

2010

'PNG Cultural Sustainability Workshop', Friends of the National Museum of Australia Magazine, Vol 21, No 2

2009

Entries for William Barak and Oscar of Cooktown in DAAOL

2009

'Early Port Phillip History', Friends of the National Museum of Australia Magazine, Vol 20, No 4

2005

'Drawn by Oscar' in Captivating and Curious: Celebrating the collection of the National Museum of Australia, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2005

2005

'The Springfield Collection – an exemplary Cultural Gift', (PDF 450kb) Friends of the National Museum of Australia Magazine, Vol 16, No 1

2004

'A Love of Country: Mickey of Ulladulla' in LikanMirri – Connections: the AIATSIS Collection of Art, AIATSIS Press, Canberra

2004

Entries on 'South-eastern Shields', 'Possum Skin Cloaks' and 'Bungaleen’s Grave Marker', in Treasures of the Museum, Museum Victoria, Melbourne

2004

'In its rightful place: The National Museum's Captain Cook Cup and Saucer' (PDF 277kb), Friends of the National Museum of Australia Magazine, Vol 15, No 4

2003

'Remembering Barak' in Remembering Barak, National Gallery of Victoria

2002

With A Reynolds, Stories from Australia exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Australia and GZMA

2001

With Kim McKenzie, 'Legacy of a Goldrush: Drawings by Oscar' in Gold and Civilisation Art, Exhibitions Australia/National Museum of Australia

2001

With Kim McKenzie,'Eyewitness? Drawings by Oscar of Cooktown' in I McCalmun (et al) eds, Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia, Cambridge University Press

1997

'Dignity or Degradation: Nineteenth Century Aboriginal Portraits', Portraits of Oceania exhibition catalogue, Art Gallery of NSW

1996

'The Woodcarving Art of South-east Australia' in Macmillan Dictionary of Art, Macmillan, London

1994

'Traditional Visual Culture in South-East Australia' in A Sayers, Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century, Oxford University Press, Melbourne

1994

'Mickey of Ulladulla: a Nineteenth Century Aboriginal Artist’, Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1994 No. 2

1989

'Early Photographs of Aborigines in the Picture Collection' in 'Koori History: sources for Aboriginal Studies', La Trobe Library Journal, State Library of Victoria, Vol 11 No 43

1989

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections in Overseas Museums, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra

1988

'Design of the Overseas Database Project', COMA, No 20

1987

With MK Robson, Designs in Wood: Aboriginal artefacts from Western Victoria exhibition catalogue, Hamilton

1987

'The Moonbird People: Fieldwork begins on Aboriginal Photo Project' in Bicentenary ’88, Vol 5 No 3

1985

'The Aboriginal Welfare Board Photographs: Fact and Fiction', Australian Aboriginal Studies, 1985, No 1

1981

'The Art of Temperate South-East Australia' in Aboriginal Australia, Australian Galleries Directors Council, Sydney

1981

With James Urry, 'Art, Aborigines and Chinese: a nineteenth century drawing by the Kwatkwat artist Tommy McRae', Aboriginal History, Vol 5, Pt 1

Lectures, papers, projects and interviews

 


2014

'Word pictures: Cultural stories by William Barak', paper presented at Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century: A Celebration Symposium, National Museum of Australia, 30 September 2014 

2014
'Thrills and spills of buffalo hunting', pop-up talk for A Night at the Museum: Thrill, 8 August 2014
2014
'Recognising the life and art of William Barak' in conversation with Franchesca Cubillo (Senior Curator Indigenous Art, NGA) and Jonathan Jones (independent artist and curator), National Gallery of Australia for NAIDOC week, 5 July 2014
2014
With Julie Gough, 'Making memories and collecting memories: a tale of two Tasmanians', paper given at Museums Australia National Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, May 2014
2014
'9/11 victim on Red Cross Day', interview with Megan Gorrey on the contribution of Yvonne Kennedy to Red Cross Australia, Canberra Times, 8 May 2014
2014
With Jonathan Jones, 'Designs in Wood: reconnecting to country', paper given at the AIATSIS National Indigenous Studies Conference, Canberra, March 2014
2014
'Recovering memories of love and devotion - Yvonne Kennedy's 9/11 story', curator talk at the Museum's Night of Love, 14 February 2014
2013
Guest speaker at the opening of the Tommy McRae Historical Photographic Exhibition, Wahgunyah Heritage Weekend, Wahgunyah, Victoria, 16-17 November 2013
2013 With Julie Gough, 'The NMA's Bothwell Museum Project and Mrs One-eye Brown', interview with Chris Wisbey, ABC Radio, Hobart, 16 June 2013

2012

ABC 666 Radio interview re Tommy McRae’s 'Buckley Story drawing', April 2012 

2012

'The Bothwell Museum Collection Revisited and Rejuvenated', paper given at the Centre for Historical Research, Divisional Research Day, March 2012 

2012

With Rex Greeno, 'Tasmanian Bark Canoe for the National Museum of Australia', NAMI Conference, Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, May 2012

2012

ABC 666 Radio interview on Tasmanian Bark Canoe, October 2012 ahead of NMA Hall opening

2012

Media work for Hall exhibition opening including ABC TV and radio, Canberra Times, Friends of the Museum talk, Human Brochure Campaign talk, A Night at the Museum talk, October – November 2012

2011

Media interviews for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 disaster with focus on the acquisition of the Yvonne Kennedy Collection on TV, radio, Canberra Times, September 2011

2011

ABC 666 Radio interview 'Ernie Old’s Malvern Star' ahead of Museum Open Day 2011

2010

'Shared Stories: the words and drawings of William Barak', paper given at the Writing the Empire conference at Bristol University, United Kingdom, 24 June 2010

2010

'John Helder Wedge', ABC Radio Hindsight, 15 August 2010

2010

ABC Radio interview on Saw Doctor's Wagon ahead of Museum Open Day, October 2010

2009

'Australian Aboriginal Collections in Europe', paper given to staff of the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2009

2008

Invited panel member, Collections Council Symposium - Significance Workshop, Canberra 30 May 2008

2008

'The Walter Harvey Harness', guest speaker, Cootamundra Heritage Centre Centennial Celebrations, Cootamundra, 18 August 2008

2008

Lecture 'Project Management: Collections Management – Touring Exhibitions to China and Japan', Australian National University Museum Studies Course, Canberra, August 2008

2007

Lecture 'Writing history through collections: The Springfield Collection', Museums and Collections Program, Meaning and Message Course, The Australian National University, Canberra, August 2007

2007

Lecture 'Project management: Collections management', Museums and Collections Program, Museum Management Course, The Australian National University, Canberra, September 2007

2006

Seminar to ANU Museum Studies students on 'Indigenous collection issues at the National Museum of Australia', 12 February, 2006

2006

Carol Cooper, 'Springfield Transformed' in Collecting for a Nation: The history of the National Historical Collection and its Collectors, symposium held at the National Museum of Australia, 21 March 2006

2006

Carol Cooper, The Heritage Significance of the Faithfull Family Collection, presentation to NSW Heritage Management Group, Springfield Homestead, 23 March 2006

2002

'The indigenous collections at the NMA', Friends of the NMA talk and tour, Canberra, 2002

2002

Talks given to Education staff of the Museum of Guangzhou, China, in conjunction with Stories from Australia exhibition

2001

'The Search for Oscar', NMA lunchtime lecture series, Canberra

2000

'Objects at the Centre: The Indigenous open storage collection at the NMA', ARC Professional Development Conference, Canberra

1998

'Take 5 with Betty Churcher', ABC TV on Indigenous Art

1997

Paper 'Fractured Views: Photography of Paul Foelsche' at the Looking through Photographs Conference, Brisbane

1997

Radio Interview 'Arts Today', with Michael Aird, re the Looking through Photographs Conference and exhibition

1996

AIATSIS Groote Eylandt Archival Collection Project, AIATSIS

1996

CJ Hackett Collection Project, London, UK, AIATSIS

1996

Paper (with G Koch) 'Much more than the printed page', ATSILIRN Conference, Adelaide

1995

Paper on 'AIATSIS Photographic Collection' at Copyright of Place Conference, AHC, Alice Springs