This guide is a starting point for research on how the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Collection at the Australian Museum has been utilised for academic inquiry, artistic development and output, and increased interpretation.

Please note: This guide is to help start your research and is not reflective of the extensive materials available in the Library's collection.


Theses

Recommended reading - Theses

These theses were chosen as they relate directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Collection at the Australian Museum, and the Australian Museum Research Library is the only site where they are publicly accessible.


Search terms - Theses

Search terms

Go to our Library Catalogue and use the following search terms:

“thesis AND Aboriginal”


External sources - theses

OATD.org

OATD is a database that allows users to freely find and access Theses and Dissertations online. Note: this does not provide to all Theses and Dissertations only the ones that the authors and/or universities and institutions have allowed the public to access



Australian Museum Collection Catalogues

Recommended reading - Australian Museum Collection Catalogues


Search terms - Australian Museum Collection Catalogues

Go to our Library Catalogue and use some of the following search terms:

  • Australian Museum Catalog
  • Australian Museum Catalogue


Museum Exhibition Catalogues

Recommended reading - Museum Exhibition Catalogues

Jonathan Jones: barrangal dyara (skin and bones) /​ Jonathan Jones. Lilyfield, NSW: Kaldor Public Art Projects, 2016

Catalogue published to coincide with the Kaldor Art Project 32, 2016. Jonathan Jones extensively uses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection at the Australian Museum as well as material from the Museum's Archive to tell the story of loss at the site of the Garden Palace.

Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture / edited by Nicole Foreshew and Brian Parkes. Surry Hill, NSW: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and Sydney, NSW: Australian Museum, 2009

Catalogue published to coincide with an exhibition by the same name shown at Australian Museum, 2009. Features 33 established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, who have each produced outstanding sculptural works depicting a variety of animals, many of which are in the Australian Museum collection.

“New Aboriginal exhibits at the Museum” / Frederick McCarthy, Australian Museum Magazine, vol. XIII, no. 9, March 1961

This journal article discusses the 20 Aboriginal exhibits put on display in the then-new “Australian Aborigines section” of the Australian Museum.

Tiwi Footy: Yiloga /​ Peter Eve and Monica Napier [photographers], Andrew McMillan [author] and David Moodie [ed.] Darwin: F11 Productions, 2008

Catalogue published to coincide with an exhibition by the same name shown at the Australian Museum in 2010. The exhibition highlighted on the importance of playing football in Tiwi culture. More on the connection between the exhibition and the Australian Museum's collection can be found in this YouTube video.


Search terms - Museum Exhibition Catalogues

Go to our Library Catalogue and use some of the following search terms in the subject field:

  • Aboriginal Australians - Exhibitions.
  • Art, Australian -- Aboriginal artists -- Exhibitions
  • Exhibitions. Australian Museum