Indigenous

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into indigenous culture, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

31 May 2016

Songlines: The art of navigating the Indigenous world

27 May 2016

Raising the flag for National Reconciliation Week 2016: ‘Our History, Our Story, Our Future’

21 Mar 2016

Captain Cook, whisky and smallpox

16 Mar 2016

Living Waters: Shellwork in Indigenous Art and Culture

07 Sep 2015

Saltwater Barks go to Istanbul
Undiscovered #9 Michael Cook © 2010 ANMM Collection

06 Jul 2015

Celebrating NAIDOC week 2015 – Michael Cook’s Undiscovered

09 Jul 2014

Black Sailors – Indigenous service in the navy during WWI?

26 May 2014

Bark Canoe building at Bents Basin –a NPWS Sydney Aboriginal Community Cultural Gathering

24 Mar 2014

A place, a philosophy and a practical experience - a passage by water in Dharawal country

07 Mar 2014

Nawi canoe building workshop

18 Nov 2013

Koori Art Expressions: a visual treat

11 Jul 2013

My Special Place – School students meet Saltwater Visions
Ghost Nets of the Ocean

Au Karem Ira Lamar Lu – Ghost nets of the ocean

Made from abandoned fishing nets and recycled plastics, explore the largest collection of ghost net art in the Southern Hemisphere at the museum

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Events and Exhibitions

Habitat

Event

Ocean Spirit Rising
Kaygasiw Usul by Alick Tipoti, Australian National Museum Collection

Exhibition

Mariw Minaral (Spiritual Patterns)
Under Southern Skies. Gallery entrance. Photo: Andrew Frolows, ANMM.

Exhibition

Under Southern Skies

Videos

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA). © Commonwealth of Australia (GBRMPA) by A. Denzin
Connected to Sea Country
Photo: Erub Arts, Erub, Torres Strait
The Ghost Nets of Erub Arts
Archie Moore (Kamilaroi people), Aboriginal Anarchy 2012 © the artist and The Commercial Gallery, Sydney Purchased 2013. This acquisition has been acquired in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
Defying Empire