NMA-HRC Summer Scholars

 NMA-HRC Summer Scholars
Wednesday 1 February 2023

NMA-HRC Summer Scholars

Our NMA-HRC Summer Scholars are with us and doing incredible work. We’ve already had some excellent adventures across Canberra collections and cultural sites, with more to follow. Please join us for morning tea any Tuesday at 10.30am in the Boat Room to meet them and discuss their projects:

  • Jade Croft: Understanding the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, specifically the Torres Strait Islands. Aim is to showcase the resilience, adaptability, and rich culture of these communities in the NMA’s collections.
  • Samuel Farr: Identifying the material culture of the gay liberation movement of the 1970s. Aim is to contribute to museum’s emergent priority collection area of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) people, groups, and communities
  • Evelyn Lambeth: Representing how the wheat industry in Wagga Wagga has developed in relation to climate change. Aim is to demonstrate how NMA collections represent diverse experiences associated with agricultural transformation in Australia."
  • Emily Tomlinson: Exploring Aboriginal art as truth telling with a focus on the legacy of colonisation in Australia. Aim is to compare how Aboriginal art in national collections has contributed to changing narratives of sovereignty.

The Scholars will be presenting their final research at the NMA (Visions Theatre) at 2pm on Thursday 23 Feb. We’ll distribute more information shortly, but everyone is welcome, so put it in your diaries now.


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