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      Subject: Update on National Museums conference

      NATIONAL MUSEUMS: NEGOTIATING HISTORIES
      12-14 JULY, 1999
      A three day conference convened jointly by the National Museum of Australia,
      Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, Australian National University, and the
      Australian Key Centre for Media and Cultural Policy, Griffith University.
      Further information regarding registration and accommodation are available
      from
      Arwen Blackwood Ximenes
      Assistant Administrator
      The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
      The Australian National University
      Telephone: +61 2 6249 2434 Facsimile: +61 2 6249 2438
      Web site: www.anu.edu.au/culture <http://www.anu.edu.au/culture>

      CONFERENCE TRAVEL
      You can obtain discounted airline tickets with Ansett Australia by calling
      131 413 and quoting the master file number for the conference: MC09587. The
      rate negotiated is 35% discount off the standard economy airfare, however it
      is subject to availability so book as early as possible.
      PROSPECTUS
      The National Museums: Negotiating Histories conference will consider how
      competing understandings of national histories are presented and negotiated
      through exhibitions and other public programs in museums, although the
      conference papers and discussion will range beyond issues of display to
      consider topics such as acquisition, custodianship and repatriation of
      cultural property. The conference will broadly explore how museums present
      indigenous and settler/migrant histories and cultures and environmental
      histories in postcolonial societies, especially South Africa, Australia, New
      Zealand and Canada.
      Although the conference is organised around these three themes, it is
      intended that speakers will focus not only on the particular questions of
      representation and display of these themes but also the inter-relationships
      between them. This approach raises questions about how national museums can
      accommodate different perspectives and understandings of place, history and
      society. Such questions become a means to explore the relationships of
      museums not only to multiple histories but also to the contemporary issues
      through which different groups in postcolonial societies engage each other.
      PROGRAM (as at 28 May, 1999)
      MONDAY, 12 JULY 1999
      NATIONAL MUSEUMS IN A POST-COLONIAL WORLD
      8.30 Registration
      9.30 Indigenous Welcome
      9.45 Ms Dawn Casey, Acting Director, National Museum of Australia
      Welcome and Introduction

      10.30 Morning Tea

      11.00 SESSION ONE
      Prof. Graeme Davison, Dept of History, Monash University, Australia
      Dr Udo Kusel, Director, National Cultural History Museum, Pretoria,
      South
      Africa
      "Negotiating New Histories in a New South Africa"
      12.30 Lunch

      1.30 SESSION TWO
      Dr Annie E. Coombes, Director Graduate Studies, History of Art,
      Birkbeck
      College, University of London, United Kingdom
      "Impossible Histories: 'Nation' and Memory in a democratic
      South Africa"
      Dr Steve Prystupa, Museum Assistance Program, Dept. of
      Canadian Heritage,
      Canada.
      Dr Hans-Martin Hinz, Head of Department, German Historical Museum, and
      Chairperson, ICOM Germany.
      "History Museums: Negotiating Histories, German experiences"
      3.00 Afternoon Tea

      3.30 Dr Peter Stanley, Principal Historian, Australian War Memorial,
      Australia.
      "Diversity of visitors; diversity of interpretation: the
      Memorial's
      Second World War gallery"
      4.15 DISCUSSION SESSION
      Ms Jackie Huggins, Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, Australia
      Ms Kirsty Wehner, National Museum of Australia / New York University
      Dr Andrea Witcomb, Lecturer, Research Institute for Cultural
      Heritage,
      Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
      5.30 Close

      TUESDAY, 13 JULY 1999
      PEOPLE AND NATION
      9.00 SESSION ONE: EXHIBITING NATIONALITY - MUSEUMS AND NATION
      Dr Gaye Sculthorpe, Director, Indigenous Cultures Program, Museum
      Victoria, Australia
      Prof. Ruth Phillips, Director, Museum of Anthropology, University of
      British Columbia, Canada.

      10.30 Morning Tea

      11.00 SESSION TWO: NEGOTIATING CUSTODIANSHIP
      Dr George Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer, Museum Victoria and
      Director, Melbourne Museum, Australia
      Dr Paul Tapsell, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research,
      Australian National University, Australia.
      "TAONGA
      MANA
      WHENUA
      A Maori tribal response to the Museum of New Zealand"
      12.30 Lunch

      1.30 SESSION THREE: LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL HISTORIES
      Ms Anna Malgorzewicz, Immigration Museum, Melbourne.
      Ms RookSana Omar, Director, Local History Museums, Durban, South
      Africa
      "Dilemmas and Paradoxes of a Local History Museum in KwaZulu-Natal, South
      Africa"
      Dr Jock Phillips, General Manager, Heritage, Dept. of
      Internal Affairs,
      New Zealand
      "The Politics of Pakeha History in a Bicultural Museum: Te
      Papa, the
      Museum of New Zealand 1993-98"
      3.00 Afternoon Tea

      3.30 DISCUSSION SESSION: PEOPLE AND NATION
      Mr Ian McShane, Senior Curator, Australian Social History, National
      Museum
      of Australia
      Mr Djon Mundine, Senior Curator, Gallery of Aboriginal Australia,
      National
      Museum of Australia
      Dr Robin Trotter, Australian Key Centre for Media and Cultural
      Policy,
      Griffith University, Australia.

      4.30 Close

      6.00 PUBLIC LECTURE
      Prof. David Lowenthal, University College, London, UK.
      "From Cosmopolis to Culture Wars: A National Museums Saga"
      8.00 Conference Dinner


      WEDNESDAY, 14 JULY 1999
      THE 'GLOBAL' AND THE 'LOCAL' - THE PLACE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN
      NATIONAL MUSEUMS
      9.00 SESSION ONE: ARE ALL HISTORIES IN NATIONAL MUSEUMS NATIONAL
      HISTORIES?
      Dr Tim Flannery, Director Elect, South Australian Museum,
      Australia
      Prof. John MacKenzie, Professor of Imperial History,
      Lancaster University,
      United Kingdom
      10.30 Morning Tea

      11.00 SESSION TWO: FROM NATURAL HISTORIES TO ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORIES
      Dr Tom Griffiths, Senior Fellow, History Program, Research School of
      Social Sciences, Australian National University
      "Social History and Deep Time"
      Dr Geoff Hicks, Dept. of Environment, New Zealand
      12.30 Lunch

      1.30 SESSION THREE: MULTIPLE MEANINGS OF LANDSCAPE
      Dr Heather Goodall, Associate Professor, Social and Public History,
      University of Technology Sydney, Australia
      Dr Stephen Dovers, Research Fellow, Centre for Resource and Environmental
      Studies, Australian National University, Australia.
      "Still Settling Australia, muddling through the environment, and
      museums" Ms Jay Arthur, People and the Environment, National Museum of
      Australia.
      "The Lexicon of Landscapes"
      3.00 Afternoon Tea

      3.30 DISCUSSION SESSION: THE PLACE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN NATIONAL
      MUSEUMS
      Dr Mike Smith, Senior Curator, People and the Environment, National
      Museum
      of Australia
      Dr Libby Robin, Curator, People and the Environment, National Museum
      of
      Australia
      4.30 CLOSING REMARKS
      Professor Geoffrey Bolton

      5.00 Close



      Kirsten Wehner
      The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
      The Australian National University
      Telephone: +61 2 6249 4929
      Facsimile: +61 2 6249 2438
      Email: kirsty.wehner@... <mailto:kirsty.wehner@...>

      The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research
      Web site: www.anu.edu.au/culture <http://www.anu.edu.au/culture>

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