The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is proud to present the exhibition '60 years of Indigenous Australian Literature: The History and Achievements of Aboriginal Studies Press' at Maraga, Canberra.
Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is AIATSIS’ publishing arm and Australia’s leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. ASP has published books, monographs, journals, and research papers since 1963, initially under the imprint of Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, and from 1988, under the ASP banner.
Marking the 60th anniversary of AIATSIS, the exhibition explores ASP publications through different narratives about history, culture, language, art, sports, children’s stories, and contemporary issues. Each narrative offers insights into the diversity and depth of Indigenous Australian knowledges, and the contribution of ASP to Indigenous Australian literature and learning.
‘Australia has a rich history of First Nation storytellers. Through this carefully curated exhibition, I am incredibly proud to be able to showcase the contribution of Aboriginal Studies Press in ensuring these compelling stories are recorded and shared with current and future generations’ commented Leonard Hill, Interim AIATSIS CEO.
The exhibition will be on display in the WEH Stanner Reading Room and Mabo Room at Maraga 51 Lawson Crescent, ACTON, ACT from 10am to 2pm (Monday to Friday), 5 February to 28 June 2024.
ASP Publications highlighted in the exhibition are available through the AIATSIS Shop
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AIATSIS is a globally recognised cultural institution dedicated to promoting, preserving, and celebrating the rich heritage of Australia's First Nations peoples. AIATSIS works tirelessly to advance knowledge, understanding, and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, and heritage through research, publications, exhibitions, and partnerships.