Saturday, October 5, 2013

Feminism and the Museum's Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker, Dr Kirsten Wehner, will be presenting her paper "Speaking, Doing, Making, Being: Four Modes of feminism in the National Museum" at the symposium.
Kirsten is currently the Head Curator of People and the Environment at the National Museum of Australia, and was previously Content Director for the development of the Museum's Landmarks (opened 2011) and Journeys (2009) galleries and the Circa theatre (2008). She is the co-editor and co-author of Landmarks: A history of Australia in 33 places (2013) and National Museums: Negotiating Histories (1999). Kirsten has worked in the cultural heritage sector for over 15 years, curating a range of collections, exhibitions and documentary films exploring diverse aspects of Australian history and culture. Her current interests include place and environmental histories, feminist critiques of nature/culture, re-interpreting natural history collections, online interpretation and the potential for museums to contribute to building ecologically resilient communities.

You can register to attend the symposium here.

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