Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia examined the lives of Australians – famous and not famous, living and dead – through 10 emotional themes. The gallery took its name from the story of Arthur Stace, who wrote the word 'Eternity' in chalk on the streets of Sydney.
Eternity was one of 5 original permanent galleries that opened at the National Museum of Australia on 11 March 2001. It closed on 1 June 2017.
In the 16 years that Eternity was open it featured the stories of more than 130 people, grouped within the exhibition’s 10 distinctive emotional themes.
This was a dramatic departure from themes used in more traditional museums and opened up exciting ways to examine the lives of Australian people and connect those lives in a new way, to the lives of our visitors.
Eternity aimed to be distinctive, unpredictable and unique – showing a new way in Australian museology and history.
- Last updated: 3 April 2009
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