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Past projects

Title Description Funding/Partners Year Contact
Pintupi Dialogues: reconstructing memories of art, land and community through the visual record This ARC Linkage grant is held with Papunya Tula Artists Ltd and the National Museum of Australia, Professor Fred Myers of New York University, Dr Peter Thorley of the National Museum of Australia, and Pip Deveson and Nic Peterson of ANU. Together with the members of the Kintore community we will be using film and photography to reflect on a pivotal period in Pintupi history. ARC linkage project with the National Museum of Australia and Papunya Tula Artists Ltd. 2011-2014 Pip Deveson

PAMBU Collaboration

Development of Off-line Database and Interactive Map for Pacific Manuscripts Bureau & PNG Department of Agriculture & Livestock Preservation of land use survey reports AusAID/Pacific Manuscripts Bureau 2013 Junran Lei
Project Bamboo The Digital Humanities Hub is representing the ANU as a Technology Project Partner Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 2010-2012

Ashley Flynn,

Debjani Ganguly

Reconstructing the Spencer and Gillen Collection Website and online collections research system development ARC Linkage grant. Partners: Museum Victoria and the South Australian Museum 2010-2013 Jason Gibson
Yayayi film material digitisation and documenation The digitisation and documentation of archival ethnographic film footage from Yayayi in Central Australia. National Museum of Australia and AIATSIS 2009-2010 Pip Deveson
Contexts of Collection - a dialogic approach to understanding the making of the material record of Yolngu cultures Contexts of Collection aims to explore the contexts in which the collections of Yolngu cultural material were originally made and highlight the agency of Yolngu in influencing the nature of the collections and the interests of particular collectors, including missionaries, anthropologists, art dealers and filmmakers. ARC Discovery grant 2008-2011 Louise Hamby, Pip Deveson, Howard Morphy
Seeing Change: Science, Culture & Technology in the Antipodes from the Age of Darwin—a multi-media research collaboration To build a collaboration across the humanities, natural sciences, business technology and public culture sectors that will use new forms of digital and visual research to demonstrate the neglected importance of Australasia in the  formation of 19th century evolutionary thought and to suggest the relevance of these ideas to understanding contemporary issues of environmental sustainability and the development of frontier technologies within our society and region. ARC Linkage grant. Partners: University of Sydney, the Australian National Maritime Museum, Film Australia and Constraint Technologies International. 2007-2010 Iain McCalman,  Kim McKenzie
The project is to create a web-based system to administer and access multiple datasets on Australian Indigenous Languages. AIATSIS 2008-2009 Junran Lei, Kazuko Obata (AIATSIS), Katie Hayne
Rock Art and Jukurrpa on the Canning Stock Route project website Website development ARC Linkage grant 2009-2010 Diana James
Migration memories website
A website developed for Migration Memories - a research project about making exhibitions of Australian migration histories from local and personal perspectives ARC Linkage grant 2008-2009 Mary Hutchison

MILR (Maintenance of Indigenous Languages Records) mapping interface

The development of a database, including data import/export, search and query functions, that integrate DEWHA data with AIATSIS language information. AIATSIS and DEWHA 2009 Junran Lei, Kazuko Obata (AIATSIS)
A short film for a series on Indigenous people and climate change See: Consultancy for the United Nations University. Produced in collaboration with Warddeken Land Managment. 2009 Kim McKenzie
ASEDA: Aboriginal Studies Electronic Data Archive Database re-development and website AIATSIS 2009 Junran Lei, Kazuko Obata (AIATSIS)
Boolarng Nangamai consultancy Developing staff capacities in documenting local Indigenous Knowledge in digital form. Boolarng Nangamai Aboriginal Arts and Culture Corporation 2009 Katie Hayne
AUSTKIN The development of a geopsatial interface using Google maps for kinship data. Faculty of Arts, ANU 2008 Junran Lei

Pintubi Painters film for Papunya Painting out of the desert exhibition.

About the exhibtion: Consultancy for the National Museum of Australia.   Pip Deveson

Our marerlopepetar - our story film project

  External Consultancy with Lola Greeno and FAHCSIA. 2007 Pip Deveson
i-Dig: Indigenous Collections and Knowledge Research The iDig project involved the development of a prototype multi-institutional search engine for Australian Indigenous collections. See: ARC Special Research Infrastucture grant, Museum Victoria, Berndt Museum of Western Australia 2005-2006 Howard Morphy, Katie Hayne, Junran Lei
Bidwern "Bidwern" is a term from the Bininj Kunwok languages of western Arnhem Land used to describe innovative ways of doing things. The Bidwern project explored and created means by which multi-formatted research information can be collated, archived and accessed using e-research infrastructures such as digital repositories. ARC Special Research Infrastucture grant, Northern Land Council, Division of Information, ANU 2005-2006 Kim McKenzie
Western Arnhem Land Plateau Project Documenting social and environmental history on the western Arnhem Land Plateau in the Northern Territory. Warddeken Land Management 2005- Kim McKenzie

Indigenous Knowledge and western science pedagogy: a comparative approach (The Living Knowledge Project)

The project aims to determine the most effective ways of incorporating Indigenous knowledge within the NSW secondary school science curricula. ARC linkage grant, National Maritime Museum, NSW Dept of Education, Yirrkala Community Education Centre 2004-2008 Katie Hayne, Pip Deveson & Daphne Nash
The Art of Narritjin Maymuru
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Narritjin was one of the leading Aboriginal artists of his generation but was also a man of extraordinary vision who saw his art as a way of communicating an important message to the outside world. The CDROM explores the themes and meanings of 400 paintings that Narritjin produced as well as highlighting aspects of Narritjin’s life relevant to and reflected in his art.. ARC Discovery Grant 2002-2005 Pip Deveson & Howard Morphy
People of the Rivermouth: The Joborr Texts of Frank Gurrmanamana People of the Rivermouth presents Frank’s Joborr Texts and provides a vast amount of information to create a context in which they can be better understood. NMA, ANU and AIATSIS 2001 Kim McKenzie

Yingapungapu: A National Museum of Australia Exhibition

The exhibition explores the meaning of the Yingapungapu, as it is used in different contexts. NMA 2001 Pip Deveson & Howard Morphy

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