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Lindy   Allen

Humanities, Anthropology
Museums Victoria (Australia)

Lindy Allen is Senior Curator (Anthropology) at Museums Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, where she held curatorial roles since 1989 & currently also manages the Indigenous Repatriation Program. She was also curator/collection manager of Australian & Pacific collections at the University of Queensland Anthropology Museum from 1978 to 1989. Lindy has an extensive record of research on museum collections & leads an active research program of collaboration with Indigenous scholars & communities particularly from northern Australia; & currently is Partner Investigator on Australian Research Council Linkage Projects 'How Meston’s “Wild Australia Show” Shaped Australian Aboriginal History' (LP160100415) and 'The Legacy of 50 Years of Collecting at Milingimbi Mission'(LP LP130100346). With an extensive career spanning five decades, Lindy has curated over 30 major exhibitions and published broadly on Indigenous Australian collections, material culture & her cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research. A broader research agenda focuses on institutional and collection histories & material culture, Indigenous art & history, & representation of Indigenous people in museums, museum collections and collecting. Lindy co-edited "The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections" (with Professor Nicholas Peterson and Dr Louise Hamby) and "The Photographs of Baldwin Spencer" (with Dr Philip Batty & Dr John Morton); & has chapters in a number of key volumes.
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The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Precolonial Australia
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