28 March 2014
The South Australian Museum is scheduled to be the first venue for a touring exhibition: Ngintaka. The exhibition content has been curated by Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation. The Museum’s involvement in preparing this event has been strictly limited to exhibition installation and de-installation.
The South Australian Museum had been made aware that authorisations may not have been obtained from all relevant traditional owners before the opening of this exhibition. The Museum did not wish the exhibition to open until it had confirmation that appropriate authorisations have been obtained from all relevant parties connected with the Ngintaka exhibition.
The Board of the South Australian Museum has now received evidence of endorsement of the project by the APY Executive and the APY Law and Cultural Commitee. We have been informed by the State Government that these groups are the appropriate representative bodies to make this determination.
The Museum will therefore allow the Ngintaka exhibition to proceed as planned.
All media and communications for this event are through Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, Amanda Werner: 0412 007 273 or firstname.lastname@example.org