‘Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire’

Congratulations to Jane Lydon, whose new book Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire (Bloomsbury) explores how photographs, with their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between people across the globe. Focusing on Australian experience in a global context, the book offers a rich selection of case studies to Read more …

‘The Human Rights Exhibition Project’ and ‘Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours: Visualising Indigenous Human Rights’

‘The Human Rights Exhibition Project’ draws on UNESCO’s 1949 travelling Human Rights Exhibition, conceived to disseminate the content of the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948. ‘Rightfully Ours, Rightfully Yours’ interrogates assertions of, and infringements upon, Indigenous peoples’ human rights (historically and in the here and Read more …

‘Visualising Human Rights’

This conference explores the powerful role of imagery in arguing for human rights, and will appeal to anyone concerned with human rights and Australian history. They are final outcomes of an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery project, ‘Anti-slavery in Australia’. Speakers at the conference include Sharon Sliwinski, Annie E. Coombes, Vera Mackie, Mary Tomsic, Fay Anderson, Read more …

‘From Mos to Mullets’

This photographic exhibition about the history of hair displays photos featuring historic hairstyles from Public Record Office Victoria’s state archives, alongside photos from community street photographers. Open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:30pm and second and last Saturday of every month.