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.