Re-thought, refitted and reopening: 3 museums for change

The new WA Museum, the Chau Chak Wing Museum, and major refurbishments to the Australia Museum are all unveiled this week – forever altering Australia's cultural landscape.

There are moments on the cultural landscape that feel seismic. This is one of those weeks.

The long awaited WA Museum – a new signature venue for Perth – will open its doors, as does the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney – which rethinks the past in educating a next generation, while the Australian Museum (also in Sydney) reveals a major facelift to receive the world’s great blockbuster and catapult audience engagement to a new level.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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