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The Australian National University

Dr Christiane Keller

ANU Visiting Academic
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0439 088 210

Research interests

Dr Keller's research interests encompass Indigenous art, material culture and aesthetics with a focus on sculpture, fibre art and fashion. Her recent research projects investigate the history of Mount Margaret art and craft, the participation of Western Australian Indigenous people in the fashion industry, the engagement of Western and Central Desert people with basket making techniques and the sensory experiences of Aboriginal fibre artists as part of an Indigenous aesthetic.

Biography

Dr Christiane Keller is a curator, anthropologist, art historian, writer and filmmaker. She holds an MA from Freiburg University, Germany, and a PhD from ANU with a thesis on Creativity and Innovation in Contemporary Rembarrnga Sculpture in the Maningrida Region, Central Arnhem Land. Keller worked in academia and museums as Curator for Anthropology at the Western Australian Museum and as Senior Curator for Aboriginal Art and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Publications

Projects and Grants

Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  22 August 2017 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers