Australia’s Culture Building Boom: Museums

Australia’s cultural sector is under scaffolding as it faces a building boom. In this new series, we look first at how museums are rebuilding.
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Concept images of what the new WA Museum will look like. Picture: Multiplex, HASSELL+OMA

Over the last couple of years, Australia has been part of a global building boom in the arts. It emerged with the fashionable rise of the ‘cultural precinct’ and the green slate mentality to make cities more liveable – a marketing line with varying repercussions.

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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