Collecting a Continent Reconstructing the Australian Archive of Berlin’s Natural History Museum

Screenshot of the first slide of the keynote ("Strategies for First Nations’ Communities in motivating museums to move beyond fear and assuagement") 0

Moving beyond Fear and Assuagement

On 6 October 2020, Associate Professor Sandy O’Sullivan (University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland) held a keynote at our workshop on “Collecting a Continent”. They kindly agreed to have their talk on “Strategies for...

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Future Strategies and Practices

Last Tuesday and Wednesday (6-7 October 2020), we held the first of hopefully many workshops to come in order to discuss how to reconstruct and activate the Australian archive in the Museum für Naturkunde,...

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Collecting a Continent

Following in the footsteps of Alexander von Humboldt, nineteenth-century German naturalists sought to explore and categorize the world. To them, the Australian continent offered a welcome opportunity to test Humboldt’s methods on a terrain...

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