Join Dr Mariko Smith, one of the curators of Unsettled, for an exclusive tour of the exhibition before the Museum opens to the public.

Share an intimate breakfast featuring native ingredients and discover behind-the-scenes stories of creating this powerful exhibition.

Learn about the groundbreaking research and extensive consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that informed Unsettled.

Don’t miss out on this chance to meet Dr Smith and gain insight into the ins and outs of developing Unsettled.

A light breakfast made from Indigenous-inspired ingredients is included in the ticket price.



Dr Mariko Smith

Dr Mariko Smith First Nations Assistant Curator

Join Dr Mariko Smith, one of the First Nations curators of Unsettled, for an exclusive tour of the exhibition.

Image: Anna Kučera
© Australian Museum


Dr Mariko Smith is a Yuin woman with Japanese heritage. She undertakes an interdisciplinary practice which encompasses museology, contemporary art, visual sociology, research methodology, epistemology, and history.

Dr Smith has worked in the museum and tertiary sectors in Sydney, specialising in Aboriginal cultural heritage, community-based cultural resurgence projects, and incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing into museum and artistic practices.

She has a PhD from the University of Sydney (Department of Sociology & Social Policy) in Aboriginal tied-bark canoe making practice through cultural resurgence.

Dr Smith is the Manager, First Nations Collections & Engagement at the Australian Museum and the co-curator of Unsettled, and also an Honorary Associate in the School of Literature, Art & Media at the University of Sydney.


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