National Museum’s first major redesign finally ‘bold and imaginative’

The recently opened Great Southern Land gallery at the National Museum of Australia signals a triumph in the institution’s redevelopment, said Kylie Message.

The National Museum of Australia has just opened the most significant redevelopment in its history.

Costing $25 million, Great Southern Land weaves 2,000 objects into a natural and cultural history to show how the Australian continent has influenced and been impacted by human decisions.

The new gallery provides a place to share and explore ideas about Australia and our place in it, and to consider what actions might be necessary to ensure the nation’s future.

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