The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Historical Objects in the National Museum of Australia

Interior of the National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia profiles 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage and it documents with historical objects the developments of Australia.

Among the many historical objects in the National Museum of Australia, some of the following are highlights:


“As a work of art, it reminds me of a long conversation between two drunks.” Clive James



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