This exhibition paid tribute to the eight extraordinary state and territory recipients of the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner Dr James Muecke.
The 2020 Australian of the Year exhibition was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 12 December 2019 to 16 February 2020.
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The National Museum uses objects to tell stories, to connect with others and make us think. We asked the Australian of the Year recipients from each state and territory to choose an object of personal significance to go on display. Each object tells us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.
The 2020 Australian of the Year exhibition was developed by the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with the National Australia Day Council. Portrait images supplied by the National Australia Day Council.
The National Australia Day Council would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the Australian of the Year Awards program:
This exhibition was also on show at:
- Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 24 August to 8 November 2020