Community through outreach
The National Museum is committed to collaboration with a broad range of regional museums and galleries. Defining the Symbols of Australia is a national travelling exhibition that looks at how we view ourselves as Australians.
This is an exhibition that will activate local collections around the country, encouraging an open dialogue on who we are and how we are changing as a nation.
Donations to this appeal will enable curatorial support for this exhibition as it travels across Australia.
In 2009 the Museum's Symbols of Australia exhibition commenced a tour of the nation using objects from our collection to explore the diversity of Australian symbology: the official and the popular, the organic and the imposed, the natural and the man-made, the old and the new.
In 2021 the Museum will launch our Defining the Symbols of Australia exhibition to take another look at how Australian symbolism has changed over the past decade. The Museum will once again look to our collection to start this conversation, this time inviting regional galleries and museums to look to their own collections for their iconic objects.
Museum staff will collaborate with regional venues to present an exhibition that uses symbols and objects that resonate with both their community and their national identity.
Donations of $50 or more will be acknowledged in The Museum magazine and on this website. Donors can choose to remain anonymous.
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