Organizing Multiple Spacetimes in a Colonial Context: Indigeneity and White Australian Nationalism at the Melbourne Museum
Goldie Osuri and Bobby Banerjee
In Stephen Linstead (ed.) Text/work: representing organization and organizing representation
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Inaugurated in late 2000, the Melbourne Museum contains the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The authors examine the exhibition spacetime at the Melbourne museum and the kinds of narratives and readings that emerge from its organisation of difference. While the organisation of the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre critiques museum representational practices concerning Indigeneity as well as dominant versions of Australian history, other exhibitions in the museum reproduce the very erasures that the Bunjilaka Aboriginal centre critiques and represents.
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