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Museum in a Box is available for set three week loan periods and can be sent to any educational institution across Australia.


Museum in a box - art and performance
Indigenous Museum in a box Image: James King
© Australian Museum

It will help students to understand that visual and performing arts are integral parts of Aboriginal lifestyle and identity - connecting land, people and heritage across Australia over time. They will also learn that:

  • art contains many levels of meaning, such as symbolism and mythology
  • there are major regional styles used by Indigenous peoples
  • media and contexts influence what is produced and performed
  • Indigneous people have created new contexts for art and performance

Box Contents:

  • Land Marks map of New South Wales
  • Land Marks postcards of art sites
  • Colourscapes colourwheel
  • 2 sets of clapsticks
  • Emu decoy
  • Music DVD
  • Books
  • Posters
  • Information panels

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