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The stories behind the objects

The stories behind the objects

These stories reflect a selection of the objects that appeared in the exhibition Captivating and Curious, held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Museum of Australia Act 1980. Objects were chosen for the exhibition both for their intrinsic historical interest, and because they are representative of the breadth and depth of the National Historical collection.

Burgundy skirt and bodice, 1876
Burgundy skirt and bodice, 1876. Photography of objects by George Serras, Dragi Markovic and Dean McNIcoll, National Museum of Australia