Trepang: Crossing cultures, creating connections

The exhibition 'Trepang: China & the story of Macassan-Aboriginal trade' opened in the Capital Museum, Beijing on 1 April 2011 and at the Melbourne Museum on 23 July 2011. Melbourne-based academics Susan Lowish and Alison Inglis describe the exhibition's genesis and some of the issues that it raises in terms of cultures, history and collaboration.

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