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Issue four September 2013–February 2014

The Museum September 2013 cover

Don’t miss the September issue of The Museum magazine to find out what’s happening behind-the-scenes at the National Museum of Australia.

This issue features an exclusive look at an exhibition that celebrates Australia’s greatest bark artists, unravels the hidden meanings embedded in the Museum’s architecture, and gets up close and personal with weird and wonderful animal specimens in glass jars ...

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Cover:
Yirawala, Totemic Crocodile, 1965, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art Collection, National Museum of Australia. ©The artist or the artist’s estate, licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency 2013. The image must not be reproduced in any form without permission.

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Old Masters

This magnificent exhibition of bark paintings, drawn exclusively from the Museum’s extensive collections, celebrates Australia’s greatest bark artists.

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Magazine spread on the forthcoming National Museum of Australia exhibition Old Masters

Hidden meaning

Unravelling the stories, ideas and symbols embedded in the Museum’s architecture gives a greater sense of meaning to the site.

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Magazine spread on the stories, ideas and symbols embedded in the National Museum of Australia's architecture

Stilled lives

The animal specimens in the Australian Institute of Anatomy collection arouse a wide range of visitor reactions, from horror to curiosity and wonder.

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Magazine spread on the animal specimens from the Australian Institute of Anatomy that are now in the National Museum of Australia's collection

A botanical life

Annabella Innes’s diaries and intricate watercolours provide a revealing insight into the lives of Australia’s colonial elite in the 1800s.

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Magazine spread on the diaries and watercolours of Annabella Innes in the 1800s.