Embassy of Australia, Washington DC
Panel Discussion on the Cultural Heritage Act
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In 1999 Australia’s Cultural Heritage Act was amended in response to the rising export of early Western Desert art acquired at auction by collectors outside Australia. A panel of three experts will examine the events leading to the current regulations, and the implications for the sale and export of Indigenous art. The discussion will place the Australian legislation within the larger context of cultural heritage activities worldwide, with specific emphasis on the heritage of Indigenous peoples.
• Professor Fred Myers (New York University), an anthropologist who conducted fieldwork with Aboriginal artists in the Western Desert during the early 1970s
• Tim Klingender, an independent consultant on Aboriginal art who developed Aboriginal Art auctions marketed to an international audience
• Margaret L. Archuleta, a curator of Native American Art and a doctoral candidate in Art History at the University of New Mexico
• Margo Smith, Director of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection at UVa
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