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Upcoming exhibitions at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, open 9am to 5pm daily.

Traditional mask

Evolution: Torres Strait masks

Explore the longstanding importance of masks in Torres Strait culture and how they continue to influence contemporary art forms in this exhibition developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday Island.

19 May – 23 July 2017 | Free | First Australians Focus Gallery

A Change is Gonna Come

Reflect on the fight for Indigenous rights that led to the 1967 referendum and 1992 Mabo decision, through the prism of activism preceding and following these significant events. Has change truly come or is it coming still?

24 May 2017 – 30 January 2018 | Free | First Australians Focus Gallery

Pictured left: Aboriginal rights activist Ray Peckham presenting the case for the referendum at a rally in Sydney on 18 May 1967. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Tribune/Search Foundation.

Two boys each holder a tower made from Lego.

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks

Marvel at intricate models of international building icons including Sydney Tower and Eureka Tower at this travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

28 July – 8 October 2017 | Costs apply | Studio Gallery

People looking inside a dome.

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

Immerse yourself in songlines – the Aboriginal way of holding culture and telling stories written in the land – in this Indigenous-led exhibition on the epic Seven Sisters Dreaming. Features an an immersive six-metre virtual reality dome.

15 September 2017 – 28 January 2018 | Costs apply | Temporary Gallery

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