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Published on Feb 16, 2011
http://www.mq.edu.au/ What is 'hidden history' and why is it so secret? Prof. Jane Chapman, one of the curators of the Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition India - Past , Present and Abroad talks about the aspects of India's recent past that still need to be uncovered by historians, and how she and her team of researchers produced some of the findings presented in this exhibition. Using a visual presentation, she will reveal why the two cities featured here were selected, what researchers found as part of their detective job, and why it is important for India today. Her own experiences of finding out and writing about women's history and how disempowered people used newspapers to communicate, will be explained within the context of wider issues not only about India, but about lessons from the past, the importance of heritage and archive conservation for future citizenship. Filmed on 17 February 2011 at the Macquarie University Art Gallery. Find out more at: http://www.artgallery.mq.edu.au/