Join us for an enlightening night as Beth Hise, Head of Curatorial and Exhibitions at Sydney Living Museums, shares the gripping story of how a group of Kwa-guilth people and their ceremonial objects came to be in Australia in the early 20th century, as well as how the Australian Museum came to acquire dazzling masks, house poles and other culturally significant items from this collection in 1912.
Learn about the landmark repatriation project which saw some of the rarer pieces from the Cape Mudge collection being returned to Canada, and discover how contemporary Kwa-guilth artists such as Richard and Calvin Hunt are reasserting their rights and sharing with Australian visitors a true representation of their culture and artistic practice.
Date: 29 June 2017
Time: 06.00 PM to 07.30 PM
Location: Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
$20 General Admission / $18 Concession / $16 AM Members
Includes a complimentary drink upon arrival.
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