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Exhibitions coming soon

Highlights from the National Museum of Australia's upcoming exhibition program.


Opens November 2015. National Museum of Australia.

The Encounters exhibition will:

  • reveal the diverse contacts that occurred between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and British explorers and settlers during the early years of European colonisation.
  • highlight the complex histories of the objects that come from these encounters, and reveal their continuing significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians today.
  • be the first time much of this material will have been seen in Australia since its original collection.
  • be a catalyst for acknowledging our entwined histories, and will prompt Australians to consider the continuing legacies of these encounters.

View more information about the Encounters project