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Object stories

On a bright red background, the words 'Object stories' and a child's rollerskate held close to the camera by a woman

Do you have a cherished object with a story?


Object Stories
is a collaboration between the National Museum, ABC Open and Radio National and it's great in many ways. On these pages we share the Museum's Object Stories – 11 so far – and feature some of your contributions to the ABC Open website.

Join in! We are looking for objects that reveal insights into Australian history, from any angle.

What's your story?

On ABC Open, find out all about the project and how to submit a story of your own. And browse all the stories!


* The banner image shows National Museum of Australia educator, Jennifer White, with a rollerskate from our handling collection.