Iain G. Johnston

Dr Iain G. Johnston is a Senior Researcher in the Return of Cultural Heritage (RoCH) Program at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Canberra, Australia. For more than ten years, he has worked extensively with Aboriginal communities in northern Australia on collaborative projects to explore rock art, iconography, material culture and oral histories. Since 2019, he has partnered with communities across Australia to repatriate significant cultural material from overseas collecting institutions to their keeping places on Country, first with the Return of Cultural Heritage scoping project (2018-2020) now the RoCH Program (2020-2024).