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Local Projects is pleased to share the results of our 6+ year collaboration with the National Museum of Australia: Great Southern Land, the museum’s most significant gallery redevelopment since opening in 2001.
The 20,000+ square foot exhibition spans nearly a third of the museum and tells the story of Australia as an ancient continent shaped by connected, biodiverse forces. It celebrates Australia’s unique landscape and the First Peoples who have lived on the continent for at least 65,000 years, and asks the big questions about the environmental challenges we face.
Great Southern Land lead curator Dr Martha Sear says the story is one of hope. “The museum is charged with telling the story of Australia,” she says. “This has been a huge project, in so many ways, starting with the idea of the relationship between people and the land.”