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M&G NSW weekly
Museums & Galleries NSW (M&G NSW) is pleased to present the following publications on the 2011 NSW Aboriginal summit — Keeping Places & Beyond: Building cultural futures in NSW.
The summit was a key element of Arts NSW’s 2010 NSW Aboriginal Arts and Culture Strategy. The feedback from delegates, representing stakeholders, Government and non-Government organisations (NGO), Aboriginal land councils, community not-forprofit organisations, artists and arts practitioners was that such a gathering was long overdue and signalled new intent and commitment from all sides to build a better future for the NSW Aboriginal arts and culture sector.
The summit was widely hailed as an important networking opportunity with representation from Government departments and agencies, major cultural institutions, peak arts organisations, practitioners and key stakeholders.
The Keeping Places and Beyond: Building cultural futures in NSW Reader includes valuable case studies about Aboriginal organisations and Government and non-Government bodies with relevance to the Aboriginal sector.
To download the Reader click here
Included in the report are summaries of delegates’ recommendations. This raw data is crucial to maintaining one of the summit’s key achievements: Aboriginal people talking about their living cultures, arts and heritage. It provides a unique voice that cannot be replicated anywhere else and tells a story that has largely not been told before. It represents a common voice for Aboriginal people which is indisputably authentic and incontrovertible.
This report also offers the opportunity for M&G NSW to summarise the conversation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples about their respective roles in maintaining NSW Aboriginal culture.
To download the Report click here
The Response to the Recommendations
Summit delegates put forward 70 recommendations towards a future vision of a NSW enriched through Aboriginal art, culture and heritage.
Some recommendations fall outside the scope of Museums & Galleries NSW. M&G NSW supports the operations and governance of collecting and exhibiting organisations and assists them to engage with their communities though public programs. It is acknowledged that the comparative underdevelopment of Aboriginal owned and managed facilities in NSW requires specific focus on grassroots organisational development in some regions.
M&G NSW’s responses to the delegate recommendations are framed within these distinctive competencies of the organisation.
To download M&G NSW’s Response click here
Consultation for association for Aboriginal keeping places
Currently consultation is being undertaken on the formation of an association for Aboriginal keeping places, cultural centres and knowledge centres. This was a key action of M&G NSW from the delegates of the 2011 NSW Aboriginal summit — Keeping Places & Beyond: Building cultural futures in NSW.
The revised schedule of dates for consultations about NSW Aboriginal Culture, Heritage & Arts Association (NSW ACHAA) is now posted. Thank you to all for their patience and understanding during sorry business.
To download the itinerary click here.