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Issue one March–August 2012

Cover of the first issue of The Museum magazine featuring a photograph by David Callow of Michael Kanai, Thursday Island. 

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

The magazine is published twice a year and this issue features striking full-page photographs from the Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait exhibition, a debate on the challenges of defining an Australian national costume, plus previews of upcoming exhibitions, stories behind exciting new acquisitions and much more ...

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Cover: Michael Kanai, Thursday Island Photograph by David Callow

You can read some of the articles here online


Travelling the Silk Road: Ancient pathway to the modern world

Discover the secrets and wonders of the world's greatest trade route.

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Magazine spread on the Silk Road exhibition with text on the left and a collage of images from the exhibition on the right. 


New acquisitions

Find out about the fascinating stories behind new additions to the National Historical Collection.

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Magazine spread with image of copper dog collar with brass studs on the left and text on the right. 


Off the walls: Art from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs agencies, 1967–2005

This diverse collection takes you into the politics and history of a time of great change.

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Magazine spread on the Off the walls exhibition with image of colourful acrylic artwork from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection on the left and text on the right. 


Most wanted

Features a range of products available for purchase from the Museum Shop, including jewellery for vintage-loving bowerbirds, Elk Second Nature range of resin jewellery for winter 2012, plus gifts and gadgets for a brave new world.

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Magazine spread with images of a selection of objects available from the Museum Shop.