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Exhibition virtual tour photographs
The exhibition, Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions, was on show in the National Museum's Studio Gallery from 15 November 2011 to 26 February 2012. These images by National Museum photographer Jason McCarthy document the display.
Inside is also due to go on show at the Melbourne Museum from August 2013 to January 2014.