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.
Dr Ian Coates
Ian Coates is the Head of the Shared Histories Curatorial Centre.
Ian’s research has focused on the diverse material histories linked to Indigenous-settler encounters.
He has been involved in a series of innovative research collaborations with the British Museum, the Museum of the Riverina, the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the Australian National University and Indigenous communities across the continent.
A major outcome of his work was the National Museum of Australia's award-winning Encounters exhibition.
His team developed the Endeavour Voyage: Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians exhibition, marking the 250th anniversary of HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia, now showing until 26 April 2021.