Dr Gareth Knapman is a Research Fellow at the ANU Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies.
Dr Knapman previously worked as a curator and repatriation officer at Museum Victoria’s Indigenous cultures department. He has written extensively on museum collections and collecting, and has made significant contributions to Australian Aboriginal history.
He is a leading authority on 19th-century British colonialism in Southeast Asia. His book, Race and British Colonialism in Southeast Asia (2017), creates a new understanding of colonial Southeast Asia.
Gareth is a member of the Return, Reconcile and Renew network (https://returnreconcilerenew.info/). His current research is focused on repatriation of Ancestral Remains and cultural heritage.