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Circa

Circa theatre

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Circa was originally a rotating film experience which introduced visitors to the National Museum and its collection. The introductory film took visitors on a 12-minute audiovisual journey through Australia’s past and introduced the National Museum’s collections.

The show featured 200 collection objects, many of which were on display in the Museum’s galleries. Images of these significant historical objects were combined with archival photographs and films to evoke everyday life and notable events in the nation’s past.

Scenes of Australia’s distinct and varied landscapes connected the past to our present. An original musical score weaved all these elements into a unique story of Australia from the continent’s prehistory to the close of the 20th century.

The introductory Circa film ended in June 2017, after screening for 10 years.