13 December 2018 to 17 February 2019 | Gandel Atrium | Free
Learn about the lives, aspirations and stories of extraordinary Australians through our annual exhibition of objects of personal significance chosen by Australian of the Year recipients from each state and territory.
Meet the recipients
Explore the objects
The National Museum uses objects to tell stories, to connect with others and make us think. We asked the Australian of the Year recipients from each state and territory to choose an object of personal significance to go display. Each object tells us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.
This exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images courtesy National Australia Day Council