Making History: NSW History Fellowship information session

Australian Museum main Indigenous artefact collection store. Photo: Australian Museum

Australian Museum main Indigenous artefact collection store. Photo: Australian Museum

The NSW Government in partnership with the Australian Museum recently announced the 2016 NSW History Fellowship in which historians are invited to apply for a $30,000 self-directed professional development program. A component of the Fellowship also includes a unique opportunity to study the Australian Museum’s Aboriginal collection.

Housing over 20,000 objects that represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, the Australian Museum is custodian to one of the most significant Indigenous collections in the world.

Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the Australian Museum’s extensive NSW Aboriginal collection. Led by collection expert, Phil Gordon, this lunchtime talk offers access to rarely-seen collection items and the stories embedded within these significant cultural objects.

This discussion will also address the purpose of the NSW History Fellowship and how historians can grow their body of work, strengthen skills and foster new collaboration in innovative ways.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A following the talk.

Speakers include Phil Gordon, Manager, Indigenous Heritage, Australian Museum; Paul Irish, 2015 NSW History Fellow; and Sam Wild, Manager, Visual Arts, Museums and Literature, Arts NSW.

There is limited capacity – so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Register here.

WHEN: Tuesday, 6 September 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (AEST)

WHERE: Australian Museum (Boardroom) – 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 – View Map

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Published: 31 August 2016