Volume 5 number 1
April 2010

In this issue of reCollections: Journal of the National Museum of Australia:

  • Kerry Heckenberg sheds new light on the University of Queensland's now largely forgotten dinosaur murals, and places them in the context of the international development of palaeoart.
  • Alison Wishart and Adele Wessell examine a cookbook in the National Museum of Australia's collection, for what it can tell us of the life of women in the first half of the twentieth century, and the curatorial challenges presented in its display.
  • Fran Edmonds reveals that the contested space occupied by south-east Aboriginal art is gradually being broken down by approaches which allow Aboriginal people to infiltrate high art and high culture venues and to explore cultural diversity and difference on many new levels.
  • Peter Stanley dresses up for the Goodwood Revival, and ponders the relationship between costumes, cars and 'broken Britain'.

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