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Michael Clifford   Quinnell

Adjunct/associate Researcher
Cultural Environments QMS
Queensland Museum (Australia)

Specialities
Discipline(s)
Anthropology
Archaeology
Member of
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Australia (area)
Melanesia
Historical periods
Precolonial Australia
First and Early contacts
The Colonial time
20th century
Experiences
  • Museographic Research (1974 to 1993)
    Repatriation of Macgregor Papuan Anthropology Collection — Queensland Museum
    Cataloguing Sir William Macgregor's Papuan Collection. Joint selection with PNG National Museum colleagues of artefacts to be repatriated. Supervision of physical return of objects to Port Moresby. Publication of collection story.
  • Museographic Research (1986 to 2011)
    Torres Strait Ailan Kastom collection — Queensland Museum
    Cataloguing Queensland Museum Torres Strait Islander Ailan Kastom Collection. Enhancement and expansion of collection through fieldwork both within mainland Queensland Torres Strait Islander communities and communities on the home islands of the Torres Strait. Repatriation of ancestral remains and secret/sacred objects.
  • Museographic Research (1995 to 2014)
    Australian South Sea Islander Kastom Collection — Queensland Museum
    Together with my colleague and successor Imelda Miller an Australian South Sea Islander identified the ASSI Kastom collection as those artefacts and stories brought from the home islands in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and parts of PNG brought to Queensland on the same ships as first generation South Sea islanders. Worked with the community to enhance knowledge of South Sea island Kastom.
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