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

Professor Howard Morphy

Professor Howard Morphy. Image: Stuart Hay.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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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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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Podcast - Professor Howard Morphy at the Pitt Rivers Museum

In this podcast Professor Howard Morphy, Director RSHA, talks to Helen Hales of the Pitt Rivers Museum. about the body as a canvas and the internal experience of external decoration, notably in the context of Aboriginal Australia. To listen to the podcast follow this link

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

Project Bamboo

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

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

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.


Photo: Ken Leighton 

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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