Event details


Date and time

  • Saturday 18 November, 2-4pm

Event type

  • Symposium

Event Fee

  • Free


  • Registration essential
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Collections and Knowledge: a symposium

Saturday, 18 November, 2-4pm

Current developments linking knowledge from museum collections, indigenous cultural knowledge and conservation of biodiversity.

Join Professor Stephen Hopper as he facilitates discussion with other prominent Western Australians who are concerned with biodiversity, together with community engagement in relation to looking after country, Noongar language and culture. They will discuss current developments and perspectives in ethnobotany, and recovery of information through research with botanical collections, along with field work about biodiversity, sharing their work on country, research and their plans for the future.

Featuring Professor Stephen D. Hopper AC FLS FTSE, Vivienne Hansen, Professor Anna Haebich FAHA FASSA and Darryl Kickett, each of whom has made a significant contribution within their own fields of expertise, and who are contributing towards reconciliation by bringing together scientific expertise, history and Indigenous cultural knowledge to conserve Australia’s precious biodiversity.


Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required.


Image: Kirsten Hudson, still from Requiem / (Kalyakoorl) (detail), 2020, 16mm cameraless film (telecined using DIY frame by frame optical printer), 4min 8sec, © Courtesy the Artist