Cultural appropriation is harmful for Indigenous Australian people and culture. But we know that sometimes it’s hard to tell where appreciation ends and appropriation begins. That’s why we developed this guide in consultation with Glenn Iseger-Pilkington (Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar), written by Education Intern Camille Horton and Museum Educators Lauren Maupin and Fenella Belle.


What is cultural appropriation?

Why is cultural appropriation harmful?

Example 1: Copying Aboriginal symbols

Example 2: Mitjili Napurrula and Urban Outfitters

Example 3: The Netflix original 'After Life'

How do I avoid cultural appropriation?  

What are some more resources on this topic?