Lindy Allen – Curator / Museum Specialist / Valuer / Heritage Consultant

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  • First Nations consultancy
  • Heritage curation & interpretation
  • Operations & governance
  • Provenance & collection research
  • Significance assessment
  • Writing & editorial

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Lindy Allen is an independent cultural heritage advisor, consultant, researcher, valuer, and curator with over 40 years experience in the museum sector with a focus on Australian Indigenous (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander) cultural heritage, museum and art collections (objects, photographs, original records, related archival and historical sources).

They are currently on the Provider List for the delivery of services under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984, and the Register of Expert Examiners for the Committee under The Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986.

The following services are provided:
— Consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
— Expert significance and risk assessments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects and collections
— Valuations and appraisals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects and collections
— Provenance and research work on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects and collections
— Strategic development and management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections
— Repatriation of Ancestral Remains and Indigenous cultural items (national and international)
— Curatorial work including research and development of collections (acquisition, deaccession, research and documentation), policy, storage, exhibitions, databases and on-line content
— Workshops and teaching
— Grant writing and editorial work
— and other related work



Indigenous Engagement, Collection Audit & Significance Assessment, Miles Historical Society.


Significance Assessment, Fred Embrey Sculpture, QAGOMA-UniQld Anthropology Museum).


Lecturer & Co-Ordinator, Museum Management Course, Masters in Museum Studies, UniQld.


Exhibition Curator, Palm Trees and Sunshine: The 1931 Inspection Tour of Aboriginal Missions and Reserves in North Queensland, UniQld Anthropology Museum.


Ancestral Remains Repatriation Project, Consultation with Arnhem Land communities, Australian Museum.

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