Siti Ridhuan

Ms, Doctor of Philosophy Student

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My research critically examines cultural collections housed in institutions (museums, archives, libraries), with a particular focus on photographic materials and visual sources of data. I am interested in drawing upon interdisciplinary approaches to establish a relational and wholistic analysis of collecting practices, histories and systems. Additionally, I aim to prioritise cross-cultural perspectives, experiences and voices to better understand and incorporate unrealised methods of how knowledge can be organised.

These collections and archives are tied to living culture, with historical, contemporary and future significance to Indigenous communities, families, academics and other interest groups. In deciding to pursue a Higher Degree by Research (PhD) in 2020, I hope to be able to make a substantial (and also applicable) contribution to the growing critical body of research on these materials.

Previous positions

I was employed at the Berndt Museum of Anthropology (UWA) for almost 7 years, and worked across multiple areas of collection care, research and access. In particular, I developed an interest in photographic collections (as well as archives) that saw my position include managing, researching and facilitating access to these materials. I was able to gain important professional and analytical skill sets, as well as establish a valuable network of other industry professionals, academic scholars and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community/family members – all of whom have kindly shared their knowledges, experiences and perspectives with me.


Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, BA Honours (1st Class), Art World Tensions: The Politics of Representing Contemporary Indonesian Art in Australia, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 16 Dec 2016

Research expertise keywords

  • Museum collections and archives
  • Digital cultural heritage
  • Ethnographic photographs
  • Collections management systems and practice
  • Visual research methods
  • Curatorial research


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