The Australian Museums and art has had the lead role in the recognizing of the presence of indigenous Australian culture as well as addressing the history of interaction between the indigenous Australians and the others whose origins lie elsewhere. Below are some of examples of how museums can help in enhancing indigenous Australians.
Proper Representation in Galleries
Reimaging representation aims to convert how the first kin of Australia are represented in these institutions. As such, galleries must consider the injustices imposed on these people. Museums played significant roles in colonization and particular historical events that should be acknowledged. These facilities achieve this through increased exhibitions that showcase these events and portray indigenous people in a positive light.
Incorporating Aboriginal Values Into the Galleries
Most museums used to have Eurocentric values embedded in them. Nowadays, Australian museums have included aboriginal values to their exhibits making these individuals feel a sense of belonging and safety. Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) ensure that the views of aboriginal people in Australia are shifted positively. Such policies have been included in the operations of museums making the indigenous people feel welcome.
Increased Indigenous Employment
This target provides equal job opportunities to Aborigines like the rest of the other Australians. Indigenous folks have rich knowledge about their culture, social, and economic structure. Therefore, museums that have hired these individuals have had an easy time exhibiting the culture of the aborigines. Also, employing them into the workforce ensures that there is better trust between Australia and the indigenous folks.
Proper Connection with Indigenous People
A significant focus on improving connection with aboriginal individuals is through support. Galleries provide these communities with the appropriate tools that repatriate their items well. This is done through spearheading quality programs and also providing funding to these communities. This eventually provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exhibitions.