Welcome to Landmarks

Landmarks on paper. December 2009.

Staff across the National Museum are hard at work on our new permanent gallery, Landmarks: People and Places Across Australia, scheduled to open in mid 2011.  Landmarks will display some of the museum’s most loved objects including Phar Lap’s heart and Holden Prototype No. 1, as well as a number of new acquisitions that we are sure will also become favourites.

Landmarks traces a broad history of Australia since European colonisation of the continent in the late eighteenth century. It explores ten themes in the country’s past through the stories of Australian places and their peoples. The 1,534 objects selected for display include objects already held in our National Historical Collection, as well as new acquisitions and loan objects sourced by our curators who have travelled around Australia researching the stories that will feature in the gallery.

We hope to use this blog to record the final stages of developing the gallery as well as giving you a behind the scenes look at how we got to this point.

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