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INDIGENOUS ARCHIVES COLLECTIVE | Connecting people working with Indigenous knowledge sources in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums










The Indigenous Archives Network was established in 2011, by Dr Shannon Faulkhead and Kirsten Thorpe through a National Archives of Australia Ian Maclean Research Award. The Ian Maclean Research Award supporting hosting for a period of five years (2011 to 2016).




In 2018, a group of researchers and practitioners – both Indigenous and non-Indigenous – came together to revitalise the network under the new name of the Indigenous Archives Collective* to reframe the site as an open blog to encourage discussion about Indigenous archives.




Our core values are respect, integrity and social justice.




The Indigenous Archives Collective aims to showcase and connect information on innovative projects that are working with Indigenous knowledge sources. Our areas of focus include:




Community archives and Indigenous Peoples
Decolonising practices in galleries, libraries, archives, and museums
Providing a voice for Indigenous people who are contributing to the field
Building dialogue on good and bad practices in the sector
Self-determination and agency for Indigenous peoples to manage data and cultural heritage materials
Intellectual and Cultural Property Rights and Indigenous collections
Education & training for Archives, Library and Information Sciences that aligns with Indigenous aspirations and ways of knowing.
The Indigenous Archives Collective welcomes contributions from Australian and international colleagues. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about becoming a regular contributor.




The Logo ‘Connecting Community Culture and Knowledge’ is designed by Koorie artist Maree Clarke.