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Australia's most important war was fought for 140 years between Aboriginal peoples and the colonists who wanted their land. It's time that war was appropriately recognised, argues Henry Reynolds.
Is it just a calendar date, or is it opportunity to promote acceptance and diversity via the arts? We speak with Asian Australian artists and arts managers this Lunar New Year.
After closing for a major make-over (and pandemic postponement) the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is re-opening with a fresh approach to its collection and exhibition spaces.
While online material has changed what librarians do, they're specific knowledge and skillset can certainly never be replaced. Library Manager of Museums Victoria Hayley Webster, tells us what it takes to excel in this position.
New collaborative work at an Aboriginal cave in eastern Victoria shows the stark difference between contemporary archaeological research and that conducted in the 1970s.
Five objects, some displayed in WA Museum's Boola Bardip’s Treasures Gallery that opened this week, reveal how they can provide us with insights into history, values, emotions and power.
Our online conference will make sense of 2020 and think through the arts as an essential part of the ‘new normal’. With guests from across Australia we look at funding, culturally safe spaces, and digital as a way to expand access.
Agency has emerged out of an identified need expressed by cultural leaders, which resonates with Government priorities, academic research and the voice of innovative philanthropists who care deeply about Indigenous people, art and Country.
Vital steps need to be taken to avoid another Juukan Gorge in a state heavily reliant on mining, by adding more Indigenous places to the National Heritage List.
We asked the prolific Australian director and photographer about his two weeks alone in a room with a camera, his presence on Instagram and the upcoming feature film Penguin Bloom.
Have you ever viewed a sculpture 40 feet underwater? Or taken a peek into the bedrooms of Russia's aristocracy? Australia’s niche museums look into obscure interests and personal passions.
Should museums be made to give back their marbles? Must Rhodes fall? In her book The Whole Picture, Alice Proctor writes: ‘All art is political.'
As university faculties are under the pinch nationally, philanthropy has allowed a future ready 21st century museum to lead, by placing embedded education at the heart of contemporary considerations and cross-discipline narratives.
First published in 2015, it would seem we have not yet learnt to manage workloads and expectations – we're still burning out. Celebrating 20 years of ArtsHub, we look back at this conversation and how it has shaped our sector.
Perth already has a museum of Indigenous art and culture. With proper funding, it could be our national centre, joining the race against existing contenders in the NT and SA.
In the future, generations will need the means to understand how the coronavirus pandemic affected our world, so while museums are losing millions every week, they are committed to preserving coronavirus artefacts.
With a top drawer international career for over a decade, Sophie O’Brien takes on the position as Bundanon Trust’s Head of Curatorial and Learning. What does that perspective offer this historic site as it prepares for its future?
The announcement of Walker’s directorship at Art Gallery of WA was slow in coming, but with it are a raft of questions about his vision for engagement, business philosophy, curatorial structure and unexpected thinking for 'a standstone'.
Making up 80% of public museums, many not-for-profit volunteer-run spaces won’t survive the pandemic, which will erode cultural life in communities unless their value is recognised and supported.
As violence – and the silence around it – spikes during COVID, a new project uses craftivism to give voice to women and non-binary people, created by Queen Victoria Women's Centre's inaugural Feminist in Residence.
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