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A key part of the Encounters project is the allied 'Engaging Objects' research project. This is a collaboration between the National Museum of Australia, the British Museum and the Australian National University, with the support of the Australian Research Council.
The project offers a unique opportunity to research and document the ways in which museums can work with Indigenous communities to develop innovative and collaborative exhibitions.
The 'Engaging Objects' research collaboration aims to:
- provide opportunities for Indigenous artists, performers and scholars to work with the British Museum’s collection
- examine and document the exhibition-making process
- provide a best-practice example of museums working collaboratively with Indigenous communities.
The 'Engaging Objects' international research team comprises:
- Professor Howard Morphy, Dr Maria Nugent and Dr John Carty from the Australian National University
- Dr Lissant Bolton from the British Museum
- Dr Ian Coates and Dr Michael Pickering from the National Museum of Australia.
The Australian Research Council is contributing $525,000 to the research component of the Encounters project.
For further information visit the Engaging Objects website