Heritage and Museums Seminar Series

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Heritage and Museums Seminar Series

The Centre holds a series of monthly seminars on current issues in the field. 

Past events

Monumentalizing refugee heritage: Vietnamese boat people memorials

13 Nov 2019

How does a refugee boat symbolize heritage? What heritage does a refugee boat symbolize? How is the symbolic image of a refugee boat used in heritage...

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Canadian Inuit Art: A Creative Miracle of the Twentieth Century

11 Sep 2019

Prof Nelson Graburn, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, USA The commercialization of Inuit art involved commoditization,...

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Subversive Archaism: When Local Communities Exceed State Traditionalism – and Suffer the Consequences

7 Aug 2019

Drawing on fieldwork in Thailand and Greece, and on comparative examples from other parts of the world, the speaker will address what happens when local...

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Catherine Grant, ‘Intangible cultural heritage and music sustainability’

15 May 2019

Partly in response to UNESCO’s pronouncements about the rapid and extensive loss of intangible cultural heritage, research into ‘music sustainability’ has...

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Travelling Heritage Narratives – China’s Adoption of the ‘Heritage under Threat’ Narrative

17 Apr 2019

Narratives around heritage are continuously developed and disseminated across the globe. The narrative of ‘heritage under threat’ tells the story of how and...

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Cultural Resilience, Resurgence and Rimix in the Kimberley and Vanuatu

3 Apr 2019

This seminar will bring together a panel of cultural practitioners from the Kimberley and Vanuatu in conversation about their perspectives on, and practices of...

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Jordy Silverstein, ‘“Children Drowning”: the violence and resilience of a narrative’

27 Mar 2019

The narrative that asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat should be stopped – and either turned back or imprisoned – in order to ‘prevent children drowning...

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Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies - Seminar on Resilience: ‘Children Drowning’: The Violence and Resilience of a Narrative

27 Mar 2019

The narrative that asylum seekers coming to Australia by boat should be stopped – and either turned back or imprisoned – in order to ‘prevent children drowning...

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Professional Ethics and the ‘Caring’ Museum Symposium

25 Mar 2019

Hosted by the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies (CHMS), The Australian National University in collaboration with the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC),...

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Ien Ang, ‘Chinatowns and the rise of China’

21 Mar 2019

This paper discusses how Chinatowns today are increasingly contested sites where older diasporic understandings of Chineseness are unsettled by newer,...

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