Senior curator Kirsten Wehner has seen Landmarks grow from a series of abstract ideas to a gallery ready to be installed. Recently she took our hardworking Education staff and volunteers on a tour of the gallery.
My hope is that Landmarks will prove particularly engaging for a schools audience. Some of the gallery main’s themes connect strongly with the national history curriculum, and the idea of exploring history through experience in place promises as an accessible and appealing approach. After all, we all live somewhere, and we can all think of objects that speak to us of the places we have lived. Exploring how objects tell us about Australian places and our and others’ lives in them is what Landmarks is all about.