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National Museum style guide

A postcard featuring a coloured photograph of a girl seated at a table with a doll on the table, and a message on the back. The text on the front reads '200. WRITING TO MOTHER'.
Postcard, Josef Lebovic collection, National Museum of Australia

For writers and content creators

The National Museum of Australia promotes a clear, consistent and accessible approach to all content.

This online guide is a work in progress. We hope to publish the full guide in 2018.

How to use this guide

Use the A–Z index if you have a specific query. Alternatively, use the navigation on the left to browse topics.

Start with Museum style to learn about planning your writing and inclusive language, or check out Museum terms for gallery and exhibition titles.

We'll add sections on writing for the web, image credits, label text and more. Another excellent source is the GOV.AU Content Guide.

Contact us

Please email Feedback if you have suggestions or want to reproduce any part of this style guide, which is primarily for Museum staff but can be used by anyone.
© National Museum of Australia, 2017

References

The Museum follows the Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers and spellings set out in the Macquarie Dictionary. This web-based version draws on style guides including the Monash University Editorial Style Guide. The Museum's original guide was based on Powerhouse Museum and Melbourne Museum guides.