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Bipotaim exhibition
September 2011 - 27 April 2014
Bipotaim: Stories from the Torres Strait is an exhibition of striking photographs, stories and objects about the lives, culture and identity of Torres Strait Islanders.
Old Masters
6 December 2013 - 20 July 2014
Old Masters is a celebration of Australia’s greatest bark painters.
On Country: Connect, Work, Celebrate
22 November 2013 - 20 July 2014
An inspiring exhibition that showcases contemporary Indigenous land and sea management practices across Australia.


Exhibition in the Hall
Journey through Australia with treasured objects from the Museum's collection, based on the theme of travel.
Circa theatre exterior
Multimedia moving theatre providing Museum visitors with an overview of the galleries, the Museum's collections and Australian history.
Eternity sign
Eternity brings to life the personal stories of ordinary and extraordinary people.
First Australians gallery
The First Australians gallery introduces visitors to the two Indigenous groups in Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - and shows the wide diversity of languages and cultures within these groups.
Australian Journeys
Explore the voyages that connect Australia to the world. Share personal stories of some of the people who have travelled to and from Australia over time. Includes some of the Museum's latest acquisitions and oldest treasures. Online interactives, video and audio programs, and education resources.
Landmarks: People and Places across Australia
Landmarks is a National Museum gallery exploring a broad history of Australia through stories of places and their peoples.
Old New Land gallery
The Old New Land gallery explores Australia's environmental history.


Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions exhibition
14 March to 29 June 2014, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle
Inside features the words, voices and objects of the Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and those who experienced institutional care as children.
Warakurna exhibition
20 June to 2 August 2014, Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine, Northern Territory
Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes highlights a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert, with works depicting scenes of everyday life and people, historic and contemporary stories.