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John Haworth Speaking on April 18
01 / 04 / 2011 – 20 / 04 / 2011
On Monday 18 April, John Haworth the director of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York will be speaking at the Australia Council’s Rover Thomas Auditorium.
The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established in 1989 the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.
The museum’s extensive collections, , encompass a vast range of cultural material—including more that 800,000 works of extraordinary aesthetic, religious, and historical significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use. The collections span all major culture areas of the Americas, representing virtually all tribes of the United States, most of those of Canada, and a significant number of cultures from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean.
John Haworth has been Director of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York City since 1995 and has managed major capital renovations and many collaborative programs. As Assistant Commissioner at New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, he managed an $80 million program and held leadership roles in arts education, tourism, and economic development projects. He held senior posts at New York State Council on the Arts and Arizona Commission on the Arts. Haworth serves on boards of Americans for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Museum Association of New York
John who is in Australia for Transformation in Cultural Communication 2011 will be speaking about the Museum and issues around institutions and culture as well as how they engage with Native Americans and other Americans to represent contemporary living culture. Mr Haworth is presented by M&G NSW in association with the Australia Council for the Arts.
To register for this event please reply via email to RSVP@mgnsw.org.au by completing the details below or call the office on (02) 9358 1760.
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Date Monday 18 April 2011
Time 6 PM (Network drinks on arrival)
Where The Rover Auditorium
Australia Council for the Arts
372 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills