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Museum development program

The Museum development program involves the renewal of some of our permanent galleries as well as other spaces throughout the Museum.

In June 2011 we opened our newest and most ambitious gallery – Landmarks: People and Places across Australia.

In September 2010 the Studio was transformed into a new temporary exhibition space.

In January 2009 Horizons became Australian Journeys. In 2013, the Australian Journeys gallery was renamed Journeys.

The revolving Circa theatre was refurbished and reopened in April 2008. Circa takes visitors on a unique visual journey through history from deep time to contemporary Australia.

Why change?

Museums often update and change exhibitions and programs. Only a small percentage of objects from the National Historical Collection are on display at any time. New galleries allow the Museum to share previously unseen treasures and to show recent acquisitions. Developing new galleries also allows the National Museum to incorporate the latest techniques and technologies and to provide fresh experiences for our visitors.

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