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Canberra/Kamberri, Place & People

Plate, The Australian War Memoial  c. 1965 Dish, Lake Burley Griffin Canberra ACT 1964 – 1970
Gallery view of Canberra Museum and Gallery
Gallery View of Canberra Museum and Gallery
Plate, The Australian War Memoial  c. 1965 Dish, Lake Burley Griffin Canberra ACT 1964 – 1970
Gallery view of Canberra Museum and Gallery
Gallery View of Canberra Museum and Gallery

Overview

Canberra is a young city on an ancient continent. This place, selected to be Australia’s National Capital in 1909, has had a much older history but it is also one that continues to evolve to embrace new narratives of belonging and expressions of identity.

Journey through these changes in this new major exhibition drawn from Canberra Museum and Gallery’s collection. Find the stories of the people who have always been on this country and those who have come to make their lives here.

Told with objects of daily use and special significance, artworks and design of purposeful creativity and moving images made for screens large and small, Canberra’s story as the place where nationhood found a home is unlike no other.

Curated by Virginia Rigney and Dr Hannah Paddon.
Moving Image curated by Shane Breynard and presented with the support of the National Film And Sound Archive.

Dates

5 Jan – 23 Dec 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
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