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Our Indigenous Knowledges Curatorial Centre explores Australian history from an Indigenous perspective. It aims to expand knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, art, histories and world views.

Margo Neale

Margo Neale

Margo Neale is Head of the Museum's Indigenous Knowledges Curatorial Centre. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Australian National University’s Centre for Indigenous History.

Margo has published widely and curated major pioneering exhibitions including the multi-award winning Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters.

Margo is editing the First Knowledges book series and co-authored Songlines: The Power and Promise with Lynne Kelly.

Cultural Connections Initiative

This community engagement platform comprised of two complementary programs: the Encounters Fellowship Program and the Cultural Connections Program. These programs demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to professional development, employment and capacity-strengthening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and community-led cultural work. Explore more about this initiative

Carly Davenport Acker

Carly Davenport Acker

Carly Davenport Acker is Manager of the Cultural Connections Initiative.

Carly has worked with First Nations peoples across Australia since 1996. As a cultural producer and curatorial project manager, she designs and delivers ground-breaking outreach programs.

Her career highlights include co-founding The Canning Stock Route Project and Yiwarra Kuju exhibition.

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