Papers of Emeritus Professor JVS Megaw

Gifted to Flinders University Art Museum in 2009, the Emeritus Professor JVS Megaw archive comprises material relating to Megaw’s academic career and research interests in European archaeology and Indigenous art. This includes papers connected with the 1985 exhibition The Heritage of Namatjira, encompassing photographic material, photocopies of the diaries of Rex Battarbee (1893-1973), drafts of the exhibition catalogue, and tapes and transcripts of interviews. There are also files of articles and exhibition invitations, and a collection of photographs of Indigenous art works and artists.

Uta Uta Tjangala (c1926-1990) Pintupi, Paint tin (detail)1981, synthetic polymer paint on food tin with Plumrose label, 17.3 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm, Gift of Emeritus Professor JVS Megaw and Dr M Ruth Megaw, Flinders University Art Museum 1701, © the artist, Licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency, Photograph Flinders University Multi Media Services