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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 First Nations 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 First Nations people
  • media and contexts influence what is produced and performed
  • First Nation 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


A charge applies to loan the Museum in a Box program for 3 weeks. This charge covers booking, handling, maintenance and freight of the box to and from any school or education institution. Please ensure you read the risk assessment before you book. A tax invoice will be sent after you book.

$110 (incl. GST) per box for NSW regional schools, PSFP schools and NSW age care facilities.

$154 (incl GST) per box for Greater Sydney postcodes; 2250 - 2260, 2500 - 2526, 2555 - 2573 & 2745 - 2770

$182 (incl. GST) per box for Sydney Metropolitan schools and interstate organisations.

The Australian Museum applies the designation of Sydney Metropolitan to schools with postcodes up to and including 2234.


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