Beyond Story: Masterclass One

On Civic Institutions

Thu 21 Feb 2019


WA Maritime Museum

If multiple histories are embraced, no one needs to fear that one history will be lost.

- Michael Conway

How do we most share our difficult stories? How do we talk honestly and safely across cultures and generations about our lived experiences of race and religion, and how do we negotiate and find common empathy in these various and often conflicting histories?

In this masterclass we discuss whether civic institutions like museums can play a part in making sense of a world comprised of multiple narratives, and to reframe a new and more inclusive cultural story for Australia and our region.

This session will be chaired by global diversity and inclusion expert Fadzi Whande. It features keynotes and a panel discussion with Dr David Fleming, former director of National Museums Liverpool including the International Slavery Museum and head of the Federation of International Human Rights Museums, Dr Greg Lehman, Tasmanian artist, curator and commentator, and Dr Alec Coles, CEO of the WA Museum.

This session is part of In Visible Ink: Beyond Story. Ticketing is available from the Beyond Story homepage.

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Source: The Conciliation, 1840 by Benjamin Duterrau

Getting Here


Victoria Quay Road,
Western Australia,


1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.