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A call to justice at the National Museum of Australia

Chynoweth, Adele


In 2011, at the opening of an exhibition about the institutionalisation of children, an adult survivor turned to me and asked, "Are you going to help us get justice?" It was the final day of my contracted employment as co-curator of that exhibition. My affirmative reply resulted in my work as a volunteer advocate, separate from the museum, for a group of former child inmates of an Australian adult psychiatric facility. This work resulted in my engagement with journalists, politicians and in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Museums and Social Change: Challenging the Unhelpful Museum
DOI: 10.4324/9780429276903-16


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