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Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)


 MONA – Museum of Old and New Art

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. MONA also hosts the annual MOFO and Dark Mofo festivals which showcase large-scale public art and live performances.

The museum houses over 400 artistic works and is ranked as one of the leading museums in Australia and the world.

Among the many masterpieces and historical objects in the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the following are some highlights:

  • Enigma Machine, 1943
  • The Naked Studio, 1981, Brett Whiteley
  • Falcon, Egypt, 300 BCE – 100 CE
  • Leda and Swan, 1960

 MONA – Museum of Old and New Art

  • Name:                Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Former name:    Moorilla Museum of Antiquities
  • Established:       2011
  • Type:                  Contemporary art, Modern art
  • Location:            655 Main Rd, Berriedale, Tasmania
  • City:                    Hobart


“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”
– Renzo Piano


Photo Credit: By Barrylb (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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