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Issue three March–August 2013

Cover of the March 2013 issue of The Museum magazine featuring a coloured version of rollerskater Nellie Donegan.

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

This issue features an exclusive look at an exhibition that explores what life was like in 1913, intimate black and white portraits by photographer Jon Lewis, stories behind the poignant messages engraved on convict love tokens, plus exciting new acquisitions and much more ...

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Cover: Nellie Donegan, 1913, Mitchell Library, State Library of NSW P1/486. Colourised image: National Museum of Australia.

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Glorious Days: Australia 1913

Step back in time and experience the energy, ambition and creativity of 1913 Australia in this fascinating exhibition.

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Magazine spread on the Glorious Days: Australia 1913 exhibition. 


Bear me in your mind

Engraved with poignant messages of affection, these convict love tokens provide an intimate glimpse into the history of the convict era.

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Magazine spread on the National Museum of Australia's collection of convict love tokens. 


An ingenious construction

Rex Greeno is helping to revive traditional canoemaking skills, which have not been seen in Tasmania since the early 19th century.

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Magazine spread on the Tasmanian bark canoe made by Rex Greeno, with Dean Greeno and Harrison Greeno, 2012. 


Embracing digital learning

An innovative iPad game and high-tech robot are providing new learning opportunities for students.

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Magazine spread on embracing digital learning at the National Museum of Australia.