Dr Mary Hutchison

Visitor, Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, RSHA
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
  • Museum Studies 210204
  • Curatorial And Related Studies 2102
  • Other Studies In Creative Arts And Writing 1999

Research interests

  • Australian immigration history
  • oral history
  • museum and heritage interpretation
  • community arts and cultural development
  • collaborative research
  • practice-led research


Mary is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Research School of Humanities and the Arts. Her association with RSHA began with her work as Research Associate on an ARC Linkage project with the National Museum of Australia, Migration Memories, 2005-08. She has worked professionally as a museum exhibition curator, oral historian, creator of interpretive public art, heritage researcher, adult educator, writer (including radio and theatre) and community artsworker. She is a past member of the ACT Heritage Council (2014-17) and contributes to the activites of the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies.

Researcher's projects

  • Oral history interviewer National Library of Australia
  • Ginninderry Local History Study
  • A portrait of my father as a young man, Photoaccess residency 2014, exhibition, June 2015
  • The QEII Years: Staff Remember, for Canberra Mothercraft Society, 2014
  • Convenor, Shaping Canberra: the lived experience of place, home and capital, conference and exhibition, Humanities Research Centre, Centenary of Canberra project 2013
  • A Canberra Sound Album, sound installation with Lea Collins, supported by ACT Arts Fund, artsACT, PhotoAccess, September 2012
  • Evaluation of Four Winds' Creative Community Partnerships Initiative program funded by the Australia Council for the Arts 2010-2012 (Partnership between Four Winds Music Festival and RSHA)


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