Brendan Bale spoke with ‘Transmissions: Archiving HIV/AIDS – Melbourne 1979-2014’ co-curator Dr Russell Walsh about his current exhibition at the University of Melbourne.
The exhibition, running until July 25, examines the connections between governments, policy makers, health professionals and Melbourne’s gay community.
Dr Walsh notes the exhibition’s unique perspective and its place within AIDS 2014, saying the archives detail past reactions to HIV in the community as opposed to modern ways of helping those living with HIV.
Dr Walsh is hopeful his exhibition of manuscripts, posters and other material from both private collections and public archives will encourage others to do similar work.
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