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Issue two September 2012–February 2013

The cover of the September 2012 issue of The Museum magazine.

Don't miss the September issue of The Museum magazine to find out what's happening behind-the-scenes at the National Museum of Australia.

This issue features an exclusive look at an exhibition that shows conservators in action, unique artworks from the Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes exhibition, the tale of a much-loved toy pig, a redheaded baby and an Australian war bride, plus stories behind exciting new acquisitions and much more ...


Cover: Conservator Jess Wignell
Photograph by Lee Grant

You can read some of the articles here online

Museum Workshop

Join the Museum's conservators to learn about what goes on behind the scenes of an exhibition.

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Magazine spread on the Museum Workshop exhibition featuring images of a mannequin and cotton threads used in textile conservation.


Journey through Australia with treasured objects from the Museum's collection.

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Magazine spread of the 'Well-travelled' article that features a photograph of Harold Wright inside the Saw Doctor's wagon.

Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes

This exhibition of unique works documents a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna.

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Magazine spread on the Warakurna exhibition with text on the right and a collage of images from the exhibition on the left.

In the Shop

Features must-have products from the Museum Shop.

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Magazine spread of items available for purchase in the Museum Shop. Text reads: 'Where to buy: The Museum Shop. Open weekdays 10 am – 5 pm, weekends/public holidays 9 am –5 pm. Tel (02) 6208 5222. Web (while stocks last) 1. Citta Designs umbrella, $36.95 2. Elk Accessories 3 Row Nugget mint green necklace, $45 3. Maya Muse Textiles Ku-ring-gai long cushion, $65 4. Owl candle holder, $44.95 5. Ruby Star Traders 20cm wooden tray with paisley design, $29.95 6. Apple Green Duck grocer bag, $9.95 7. Ikou Fleur perfume, $59.95 8. Dick & Dora ‘Autumn’ necklace, $59.95 9. Mosaic Decadence 3 wood panel print, $998 10. Myrtle & Moss Sublime handcream in bergamot, 75ml, $21.95 11. Bonnie & Neil kookaburra hand screen printed cushion, $149 12. Elk Accessories Halmstad collection soft briefcase in tan, $220 13. Anna Chandler tea cosy, $26.95 14. Annabel Trends owl pillow pal, $39.95 15. Kikkerland ballpoint pen pencils, $4.95 each 16. Pop handset in red, $59.95 17. Studio Fresh purse, $129 18. Space Hopper stress ball, $15.95 19. Orla Kiely scribble multi stem mug, $26.95 20. Orla Kiely multi stem B7 address book, $19.95 21. Citta leather purse in Saffron, $26.95 22. Dick & Dora ‘Birds on a Wire’ Brooch, $34.95 23. Ghost Pac Man egg cups, $29.95 for two 24. Pixel mouse, $14.95 25. Citta ‘Dip dry’ bowl in carp and white, $16.95 26. &K Amsterdam votive holder, $26.95 27. Cassette tape iPhone cover, $16.95.