Canberra Museum and Gallery

Galleries, Museums and Collections

A vibrant place in the heart of the city, the Canberra Museum and Gallery celebrates the region’s social history and visual arts with dynamic exhibitions and unique programs and events.

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 the new major exhibition drawn from Canberra Museum and Gallery’s collection Canberra Place and People. 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.

Canberra Museum and Gallery is also the home of The Foundation Collection of Sir Sidney Nolan’s paintings, donated by the artist to the people of Australia in 1974. The gallery manages the collection on behalf of the Australian Government.


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