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Post date: 14 July 2015

ANU secures close to $3 million in the 2015 ARC Linkages Projects scheme

An ANU project that will link Indigenous communities with a network of museums in Britain and Australia has been awarded $699,310 in funding through Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkages Projects scheme.


Post date: 17 September 2012

Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities and museum collections

Engaging Objects: Indigenous communities and museum collections

The British Museum’s collection is one of the most important holdings of Australian Indigenous material in the world. It has been assembled over two hundred and forty years, beginning with material collected at Botany Bay in 1770, during James Cook’s first Pacific voyage. In addition to rare and precious objects, it includes photographs and artworks as well as correspondence detailing interactions between collectors and Australian Indigenous people throughout Australia and over a long period of time.  The collection's contribution to understandings of the diversity and history of Indigenous material culture, histories of Australian Aboriginal people and their relationships with early settlers, as well as the significance to contemporary Indigenous communities, is largely unrealised.


Post date: 10 July 2012

Songlines of the Western Desert. Alive with the Dreaming!

A cutting edge cross-cultural collaborative and inter-disciplinary research project between the Martu, Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara peoples and the national cultural heritage institutions of the Australian National University and the National Museum of Australia.

Inspired by Nganyinytja OAM:

Kulilaya, ngura milmilpatjara; Tjukurpa alatjitu!
Listen this land is sacred; Alive with the Dreaming!


Post date: 22 March 2012

In the Media - Yiwarra kuju: Canning Stock Route

ANU anthropologist John Carty and Community arts officer Murungkurr Terry Murray talk about the Yiwarra kuju: Canning Stock Route exhibition on ABC Radio National.

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Post date: 7 April 2011

Podcast - Professor Howard Morphy at the Pitt Rivers Museum

Podcast - Professor Howard Morphy, Director RSHA, talks to Helen Hales of the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford


Post date: 30 June 2010

Project Bamboo

Project Bamboo - The ANU has entered into a global partnership in digital humanities with University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago and Oxford University.


Post date: 3 February 2010

The Canning Stock Route: Rock Art and Jukurrpa Project

The Canning Stock Route: Rock Art and Jukurrpa ARC Linkage Project is documenting the cultural and environmental heritage of the route whilst developing management strategies in collaboration with Indigenous stakeholders.


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