The Cultural Connections Initiative is a National Museum of Australia community outreach program that supports professional development and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and grassroots cultural work.
Grounded in multiple partnerships with community organisations and national and international cultural institutions, it comprises two complementary programs: the Encounters Fellowships Program and the Cultural Connections Program.
Funding for this initiative comes from the Australian Government’s 250th anniversary of Cook's voyage to Australia program.
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The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians
Explore our new online exhibition as we mark the 250th anniversary of HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Travel in the ship's wake, sharing stories from Indigenous people and reflecting on key moments along the way.
Check our website regularly between April and August 2020 as we release new stories and features.
Banner photo: Steve Back Photography