Finding and Keeping Collections and StoriesTour
Behind the scenes tour
What motivates you to collect and store objects? From priceless family heirlooms to bric-a-brac, collections can unearth fascinating personal stories. Our collection tells the national story of Australia’s democratic history through objects and we invite you to come behind-the-scenes to dive deeper into our collection.
Join museum experts and access areas that are off-limits to the general public, including our ‘bunker’, and discover how we take an object from acquisition to storage and display. You may even pick up some expert tips on how to care for and preserve items in your own collections!
Continue the journey in the exhibition Finders Keepers: Collectors and their Stories to reveal the final stage – display and interpretation.
We loved the Finding and Keeping tour and would highly recommend it. [The staff] gave us a great insight into the entire process from the acquisition of objects to cataloguing and storage as well as the development of exhibitions and construction of displays.
— P and T
Available dates: Wednesday 24 January and Wednesday 21 February.