Keepsake Launch and Panel Conversation

Keepsake: Launch and Panel Conversation

Keepsake: Launch and Panel Conversation

Time
Fri Jul 19 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
(GMT+08:00)

State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth, Australia

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Cherished Family Momentos from the State Library Collection. Join us for the Keepsake exhibition opening and a panel conversation.

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What makes us who we think we are? What shared family memories and sense of identity do we pass on down the generations? Is it the collection of molecules and microbiomes we hold in our DNA, or does environment, socialization, and the things we hold dear all play a part in our unique sense of self?

Our fascinating new exhibition, Keepsake, explores the role of mementos and everyday objects and how they help to shape our identity.

This will be a conversation which pushes us to consider the meeting points of science, culture, family history and art, and the way in which they shape our collective humanity.

Join us for the exhibition opening to share family histories and put questions to our panelists.


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<h4>Images from the State Library of Western Australia Collection:</h4>
  • 095990PD: Ella and Faulkner Mackay looking at photograph album (1930-1940?). Photogragher T.F. Mckay.
  • 098384PD: Master Kline with his toy koala, Kalgoorlie (1930-1940?).
    Photogragher T.F. Mckay.
  • 104497PD: Bride Phoebe Searcy nee Leach, 1927. Photo by Dease Studios.



Panelists


Tui Raven
(Yamaji Nyungar), whose work as a curator and as author of the Guidelines for First Nations Collection Description has influenced how Indigenous knowledge systems are better incorporated into collections within libraries and museums.

Dr Kate Gregory
Battye Historian at the State Library of Western Australia who is tasked with researching, interpreting and sharing the treasures in the State Library's collection with the community.

Dr Parwinder Kaur
Genetic scientist and Director of the DNA Zoo, who challenges the recent phenomenon of commercial DNA testing, asking us to really consider what happens to those spit tests once we send them off. Is science the only way to find our past – or is biology just one aspect of what makes us who we are?

Dr Gemma Nisbet
An author whose recently published book reaches into family legacies via the power of The Things We Live With.




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Fri Jul 19 2024 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
(GMT+08:00)

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State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth, Australia

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Our connection with the past is built on documentary, visual and oral heritage which tells the social, political, economic and cultural story of our State.
Website Link: https://slwa.wa.gov.au/

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