Museum folk

Dr Adele Chynoweth, Curator, "Inside: Life in Children's Homes 1920s to 1970s", National Museum of Australia

Adele Chynoweth – Curator

I will listen, learn and ensure that your precious memories and donated objects are treated with respect.

This site and pending exhibition deal with a tragic chapter in our history; a history of which all Australians need to be aware so that Insiders no longer have to bear the burden alone.

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Jay Arthur, CuratorJay Arthur – Curator

Working on a project like this is such a privilege – these stories are so important. Australia needs to know its own history and all of us will be able to learn, through the courage and generosity of the people who share their stories and their special items with us.

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Cath StylesCath Styles – Web person

I want to say: it’s an honour to be involved in this project. The stories I’m reading, seeing, hearing here are important, and I’m regularly moved by the courage of those willing to share them.


... a project to document and commemorate stories of Australians who as children experienced institutional care