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  • June 22nd, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

aboriginal-art-netherlands.jpgEvents of this month include an exhibition of Aboriginal art in the Netherlands, a conclave of European, Australian and New Zealand scientists, and a one-to-one meeting of the EU and NZ, in Madrid.


A gallery in the Netherlands specialising in aboriginal art from Australia is advertising an exhibition to showcase work since 1970, called Aboriginal Art Today!, running from 21.4 to 31.10.10.

The Museum of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art is billed as the only museum in Europe entirely dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal art.

The current show features leading artists such as Emily Kame Kngwarreye, John Mawurndjul, Rover Thomas, Trevor Nickolls and Michael Riley.


Scientists from the European Union, and Australia and New Zealand have agreed to concentrate on joint programs in the fields of health, biotechnology, agriculture and food; environment, energy; and information and communication technologies.

Fourteen EU officials and several scientists, the largest such delegation to take part in the scientific round,  attended sessions in Canberra and Sydney, 7-9.6.10 – under a 1994 agreement forming the Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC).

They also went to New Zealand, working under the terms of an agreement made in 2004.


This year’s meeting in the EU-New Zealand Political Dialogue took place in Madrid, 16.6.10, called a consultation on “current transnational challenges ranging from climate change to global trade”.

The delegations were headed by the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, and his Spanish counterpart, Miguel Angel Moratinos, acting for the European High Representative.

The talks ranged through climate change, liberalisation of international trade, security and the development of the Asia-Pacific region, Afghanistan and promotion of human rights, and events in Latin America and the Middle East.

Also on the agenda: New Zealand in the South Pacific region and its recent incorporation into the EU-backed ASEM Asia-Europe Meeting.

Reference / Picture

European Union Delegation to Australia, Canberra; newsletter 278, 7.6.10; newsletter 276, 3.6.10.

Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art (AAMU), Utrecht, (home)., (22.6.10).