This issue

Volume 4 number 1
April 2009
In this issue of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia:
  • Louise Zarmati argues for students to be given learning opportunities out of the classroom that allow them to see, touch and experience Australia's historical and archaeological heritage.
  • Nina Berrell explores the important work carried out by the first Aboriginal Arts Board in raising the profile of Aboriginal arts overseas in the 1970s.
  • Peter Lane ponders why medals distributed in Australia and the Pacific by Captain Cook are now considered of major historical significance and yet, only 19 years ago, drew almost no interest at auction.
  • Leon Paroissien interviews architect Andrew Andersons about issues relating to museum design in Australia in recent decades.

This edition also features reviews of recent exhibitions and museum-related books.