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18 Mar 2016

The legacy of Encounters

Bagu figure by Grace Reid

The Museum’s director looks back at the Encounters project, which he sees as being unprecedented in the cultural life of the nation.


By Dr Mathew Trinca, Director of the National Museum of Australia

7 Mar 2016

Designing Encounters

Part of the fish trap feature in the Encounters exhibition

Discover how the Encounters exhibition space was designed, and what the striking thatched structure represents.


By Caolan Mitchell, Encounters Designer & Director of Exhibition Design firm Thylacine

29 Feb 2016

Object highlight: dangal charm

A stone sculpture of a dugong.

Encounters features many rare and beautiful objects. This dugong charm is a highlight for one of the curators.


By Dr Lily Withycombe, Curator

Exhibition catalogue

National Museum of Australia's Encounters exhibition catalogue

Available ONLINE from the Museum Shop