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Narratives of Nations symposium

With the Australian National Maritime Museum

The theme of the second Narratives of Nations symposium encompasses the physical act of discovering and, the intellectual satisfaction of unearthing new facts, developing new theories and establishing fresh connections thereby opening up new perspectives on the way we interpret and describe our world through the prism of cultural heritage.

A distinguished panel of overseas and Australian speakers will address aspects of discovery and draw out connections with the collection of The Australiana Fund and the nation’s official residences.

Tim Knox, Director, Royal Collection, United Kingdom.
“Looking after The Royal Collection”

Dr Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, Landscape Designer.
Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces and President of the London Parks & Gardens Trust.
“Where Elegance and Grandeur meet”

Dr Daniel Finamore, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, United States of America.
“In Plain Sight: Discoveries and Rediscoveries in an Old Museum Collection”.

Dr Susannah Helman, Curatorial Manager, Exhibitions, National Library of Australia
“Cook and the Pacific”

Louise Anemaat, Executive Director, Library and Information Services and Dixson Librarian, State Library of New South Wales
“Drawing in the Colony”

Discovering Places, Objects and Big Ideas in the World of Sir Henry Parkes
Kylie Winkworth, Museum and heritage consultant
“Introduction: Significance as a discovery tool”

Jennifer Sanders, Chair, The Australiana Fund
“The 1879 Sydney International Exhibition: Bringing the world to the Colony of NSW”
Margaret Betteridge, freelance curator and heritage consultant. Formerly Honorary Fine Arts Adviser to The Australiana Fund
“A Poem in Stone: Discovering the politics of art and patronage in The Colonial Secretary’s Building”

Kylie Winkworth, “Sir Henry Parkes: a man of many parts, places and collections”



Saturday 15 June 2019 from 9.15am to 4.30pm


Non-Member (teas & lunch included): $140.00
ANMM/ Australiana Fund Member (teas & lunch included): $90.00

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