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Our Shared Histories Curatorial Centre explores the concept of shared histories as a way of marking and representing the enmeshed Indigenous and non-Indigenous experiences and histories of life on the Australian continent.

The Museum recognises that First Nations peoples may be referred to in a variety of ways, including as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, First Australians or Indigenous Australians.

Shona Coyne

Shona Coyne

Shona Coyne is Head of the Shared Histories Curatorial Centre. Shona is a Menang/Nyungar woman with cultural connections to Yamatji Country in Western Australia and the Scottish Highlands. She is also a Senior Curator and Manager of Repatriation and Community Engagement at the National Museum of Australia.

Shona has worked on exhibitions including Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians and the award-winning Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja. Her research interests centre around the intersections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous colonial histories.

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