AASV Free Public Lecture#4 20 June First Peoples: coming soon...
Thursday, 20 June 2013 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
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First Peoples: Coming Soon.... Genevieve Grieves, Amanda Reynolds & Rosemary Wrench from Museum Victoria
First Peoples is an exciting new exhibition opening in 2013 at the Bunjilaka Cultural Centre in the Melbourne Museum. Developed under the guidance of the Yulendj Group of Elders and community representatives, First Peoples heralds the birth of a new era for the Museum and the Koorie communities of Victoria. Many voices reveal many stories as we explore 2000 generations of scientific, spiritual and cultural knowledge and showcase the Museum’s unique collections. Visitors will learn of the devastating impacts of colonisation and the resilience of people in adapting to change and maintaining identity, family, community and culture. The flourishing of Aboriginal peoples and cultures in modern times is celebrated and tribute paid to those who seek to learn and respect Aboriginal Law. Visitors are invited to recognise the history of First Peoples as ‘our shared history’.
This talk will be co-presented by Genevieve Grieves, Amanda Reynolds and Rosemary Wrench. After presenting a slide-show overview of the exhibition, the curators will discuss some of the impacts of the collaborative curatorial model on the museum and communities.
Genevieve Grieves is the Lead Curator of the First Peoples exhibition at the Melbourne
Museum. Traditionally from the mid-north coast of New South Wales, she is an Artist, Curator, Oral Historian and Filmmaker who is passionate about sharing Koorie history with audiences.
Amanda Reynolds is the Senior Curator for the ‘Our Story’ section of First Peoples exhibition.She was part of the curatorial team who created the National Museum of Australia in 2001, the Museum of Australian Democracy in 2009 and has curated national and international touring
exhibitions. She has a particular passion for the south-east, and now runs her own curatorial and creative arts business Stella Stories.
Rosemary Wrench is a Senior Curator currently developing the ‘Many Nations’ section of the new First Peoples exhibition at Melbourne Museum. Rosemary has worked in Museum
collections for many years, bringing a deep knowledge to this dynamic display of nearly 500
objects from across the country.
When & Where
Archaeological & Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria was formed in 1976 through the amalgamation of two societies, the Anthropological Society of Victoria and the Archaeological Society of Victoria. Although one was formed 30 years before the other both owed their origin to inspiring lectures given by singularly gifted academic lecturers to what were largely non-academic audiences. Both lecturers were on the staff of the University of Melbourne but stimulated the enthusiasm of people outside the university community.
The AASV welcomes members from all walks of life: professional archaeologists and anthropologists, students, and interested laypeople. We hold monthly meetings with free lectures covering a wide range of topics from the broad disciplines of archaeology and anthropology, and we offer a range of activities including fieldtrips and the opportunity to participate on archaeological digs. While the Pacific region has a special place in the work of the Society, lectures cover a wide range of topics and regions across the world. Links with the University of Melbourne, LaTrobe University and Monash are strong with both staff and students regularly speaking to the society about their work.