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The legacy of Encounters
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
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
Object highlight: dangal charm
Encounters features many rare and beautiful objects. This dugong charm is a highlight for one of the curators.
By Dr Lily Withycombe, Curator