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Behind artistic scenes
Research Fellow Jenny Newell, at the Torres Strait Islander gallery
display Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait, will give a talk at the
National Museum of Australia about Pacific Art. Picture: Elesa Lee
NATIONAL Museum of Australia is
offering visitors a chance to get
behind the scenes and meet re-
searchers responsible for organising
collections and exhibitions.
The meet a researcher program
offers an insight into the work
researchers do and why they choose
to do it.
Opening the lunchtime series is
Research Fellow of the Centre for
Historical Research Jenny Newell
who will give a talk on October 12
about Pacific Art.
''It will be a good way of opening
up everything that happens at a
museum,'' Ms Newell said. ''It's a
good way of getting behind the
"There'll be a wide range of
people speaking, people who work
on researching exhibitions or who
work on researching particular col-
"I'll be talking about my latest
book, which is called Pacific Art in
Detail, which is an introduction to
the arts of the Pacific."
Treasure Islands: Reconnecting
with Pacific cultures will look at
collections by the British Museum
and the National Museum of Aust-
ralia's Pacific collection. Newell
came to the museum from the British
Museum and is looking forward to
sharing her insight into the two
''I guess my talk overall is about
how to connect Pacific collections to
communities,'' she said.
''The good thing about the series
is it will open things up much more
for people to ask the questions that
Ms Newell said the series would
look at the role of researchers in the
museum and try to show how they
create exhibitions through years of
''They're really exciting and
stimulating intellectual environ-
ments, not just for the visitors but
also for the people working here,''
The talks will also focus on
objects in the museum's collection
including those that aren't on dis-
"I'll be talking about the Pacific
objects in the storehouse," Ms
Newell said. The researcher said the
talks were designed for a general
audience and anyone interested in
attending didn't need to know much
about museums or the specific topics
such as Pacific Art -- they should just
''The museum's very good at
welcoming people in and this is just
another way that it's doing that,'' Ms
''I think the talks are going to be
good for telling some of the
museum's own stories.''
Meet a researcher: Treasure Islands
When: Wednesday, October 12 from 12.30-2.30pm
Cost: $10, $5 Friends (includes a light lunch)
Bookings: Email email@example.com or call (02) 6208 5048.
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