Daley, Paul: Cultural institutions crisis and history being militarised

Daley, Paul

Our major cultural institutions are in crisis – and our history is being militarised‘, Guardian Australia, 22 February 2016 updated

‘What price do we put on a nation’s memory? And what should that memory recall?’

Analyses the current round of efficiency dividend cuts in Arts portfolio cultural institutions and contrasts it with the treatment of the military side of our history. The article targets ‘an ever increasing militarisation of Australian history at the expense of other narratives – the peaceful transition to a federation, the murders of tens of thousands of Indigenous Australians, the significant role of women, for example – that also define national foundation’.

More on funding threats to the National Library’s Trove service.

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