CASS would like to warmly invite you to the CASS Annual Public Lecture on Future Directions in Indigenous Research
Building a better ‘middle ground’: The next step for theory and museums.
Theories relating to cultural intersections such as the cultural interface and contact zone theory have moved museum thinking and practice in to a new era of reflection and awareness. This new era has made important gains all round – for Indigenous people, museum workers and museum audiences. These theories often rely on binary oppositions, however, a firm line being drawn between Indigenous parties and museums.
This lecture reflects on the limitations posed by binary oppositions in museum theory and challenges movements such as ‘decolonise the museum’ to build a better, richer and more reflective playing field.
This lecture will be conducted by Jilda Andrews, a Yuwaalaraay person of north western NSW based in Canberra. Recently having completed her PhD within the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the ANU, Jilda is currently part of an interdisciplinary team developing the new Environmental History Gallery at the National Museum of Australia.
5.30pm – 7.30pm, Wednesday 23 October 2019
Common Room, University House, 1 Balmain Crescent
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