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‘Made by Ancestors’ – decolonising the archives

This week on GLAMcity Tamson Pietsch and Anna Clark speak to proud Wiradjuri man Nathan Sentance whose life goal is to ‘decolonise the archives’.

Nathan works as a First Nations Cultural Programs Officer at the Australian Museum

He thinks it’s important that memory institutes ‘people’ their collections and wants the GLAM sector to not just have the objects but connect them to the people and cultures they come from.

As he recalls a wise Aunty telling him ‘Museums have the sticks, we have the stories. Without the stories, museums only have sticks’.

You can hear more from Nathan on twitter @SaywhatNathan or check out his blog Archival Decolonist

And to find out what’s happening at the Australian Museum  head to their website

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