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Remembrance Day 2018

AIATSIS pays our respects to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders who served and died in all wars. Each year on the 11th November...

Blog post - 9 Nov 2018

A Rare Pine Needle & Raffia Mat by Marilyne Nicholls

In 2016, AIATSIS acquired a tiny woven object only 16cm in diameter for our Art and Object Collection. Its small size belies the complex story behind...

Blog post - 7 Nov 2018

A response to ‘Aboriginalia and the politics of Aboriginal kitsch’

Dolly made by Laddie Timbery AIATSIS (AO R02181 - ATS 1078_063) In 2016, AIATSIS acquired Kerry Reed-Gilbert's extensive collection of...

Blog post - 16 Jul 2018

A Larrakia - Filipino Love Story

Poster, Keep him my heart: a Larrakia-Filipino love story, a play by Gary Lee, Darwin High School Tank, August 1993. Designer: Gary Lee, MS 5025...

Blog post - 3 Jul 2018

Jimmy Pike

Jimmy AIATSIS Collection [ATS 1036_176] Jimmy Pike (approximately 1940-2002) was a Walmajarri man of the Great Sandy Desert and prolific...

Explore article - 29 Jun 2018

Reading Room Display: The Kerry Reed-Gilbert collection

Man & Women (vases) The Kerry Reed-Gilbert Collection AIATSIS (R02181 - ATS 1078_064_065) Kerry Reed-Gilbert is a Wiradjuri elder,...

Blog post - 27 Jun 2018

Photographing large paintings in the Stanner Room

On an evening in early March 2018 members of the AIATSIS Photographic Digitisation team started to clear furniture out from the Stanner Room, the...

Blog post - 19 Jun 2018

AIATSIS is refurbishing its Canberra building

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is refurbishing its Canberra building, which houses most of its...

News - 25 May 2018

AIATSIS formalises unprecedented global partnerships

(L-R) AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie, Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Dr Laura van Broekhoven, AIATSIS Chairperson Michael McDaniel and Pitt Rivers...

News - 25 May 2018

Fight for Life: The Father Dixon and the Stuart Case Papers

Ave Maria or Hail Mary in Arrernte, MS 3764 Series 5, Item 6 On 10 May 1959, Catholic priest Father Tom Dixon visited Arrernte man Rupert...

Blog post - 14 May 2018

Papers of Alick and Merle Jackomos

Esmai, Merle and Alick Jackomos, 1967, Melbourne, Victoria. (JACKOMOS.A02.CS-000092248) Merle and Alick Jackomos have a long connection with...

Blog post - 1 May 2018

Finding families on film

It’s a Long Road Back DVD cover This year marks 10 years since the National Apology to Australia’s Stolen Generations, 20 years since the...

Blog post - 3 Apr 2018

Australia: the Vatican Museums Indigenous collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)...

News - 13 Dec 2017

Pukumani poles

Pukumani poles (tutini), Tiwi Islands, NT

Gallery - 24 Nov 2017

From Art Petition to the People's Movement for Reconciliation

On 12 October 1997, Australia awoke to the biggest art petition the nation had ever seen. Assembled on the lawns of Parliament House, Canberra were...

Blog post - 9 Nov 2017

The Importance of Songs and Dances of Torres Strait

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Video - 23 Oct 2017

AIATSIS and the Smithsonian’s NMAI look to future collaboration

(L-R) AIATSIS CEO Craig Ritchie and NMAI Director Kevin Gover at the signing in Washington DC. Photo: AIATSIS The Australian Institute of...

News - 20 Oct 2017

Australia: The Vatican Museums Indigenous Collection

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the...

Publication or resource - 18 Oct 2017

Audiovisual Heritage of Torres Strait Singing and Dancing

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage raises awareness about the importance and vulnerability of audiovisual collections. It is predicted that the...

Blog post - 17 Oct 2017

AIAS film-maker to be honoured at film festival

Kim McKenzie, former film-maker with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS), will be honoured at the Canberra International Film...

News - 17 Oct 2017

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