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  • Migrant family on Welcome Walls targeted in a scam attempt

    News | Created 19 Nov 2015

    Joint Media Statement

    Consumer Protection and Western Australian Museum    

    A migrant family whose names appear on Fremantle’s Welcome Walls has been the target of a scam attempt, with Consumer Protection and the Western Australian Museum concerned that others in WA’s migrant community may also be targeted.

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  • Portals to the sea at the WA Maritime Museum

    News | Created 13 Nov 2015

    Portals: past present future is a thought provoking exhibition by local Western Australian artists that evokes the imagination of maritime exploration. The exhibition opens at the Western Australian Maritime Museum this Saturday, 14 November 2015.

    Portals offers a unique opportunity to experience the work of twenty three emerging and established local artists whose artworks were inspired by the Western Australian Maritime Museum Collection and the working Port of Fremantle.

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  • Tjawina Porter from Tjukurla (WA) 2014. Photo by Claire Freer © Tjanpi Desert Weavers NPY Women’s Council

    Contemporary Aboriginal fibre art showcased at the Western Australian Museum – Perth

    News | Created 5 Nov 2015

    An exhibition showcasing fibre work that has become a fundamental part of Central and Western Desert culture will be on display at the Western Australian Museum in Perth from Saturday 7 November.

    Pampa Mara Tjanpi: Tjanpi works by elderly women from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands  features an array of fibre artworks emerging from Tjanpi Desert Weavers, the dynamic social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council.

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    Discover Australia’s biodiversity hotspot at a free lecture

    News | Created 30 Oct 2015

    Explore a Western Australian treasure trove with award-winning journalist and author Victoria Laurie when she presents The Southwest: Australia’s biodiversity hotspot at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton on Thursday 29 October.

    A fragile ecology that is home to over 150,000 species, the southwest area of Australia is one of only 34 such hotspots in the world and the only one on this continent.

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  • Japanese textile designs by Akira Isogawa

    Akira Isogawa at WA Museum supporting WA designers

    News | Created 23 Oct 2015

    Internationally renowned Australian designer Akira Isogawa and three up-and-coming WA designers he mentored in Japan will reunite at the Western Australian Museum – Perth next week, for their breathtaking textile and garment exhibition, 2015 Banshu-Ori.

    The exhibition will be on display at the WA Museum - Perth next week, from Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 2015.

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    WA’s first Dutch connections on display in Kalbarri

    News | Created 22 Oct 2015

    An exhibition encompassing the stories of the first recorded European (Dutch) landings in Shark Bay, Western Australia, will be on display at the Kalbarri Shire Offices from this Friday 23 October.

    The Accidental Encounters: the Dutch connection exhibition was developed by the Western Australian Museum in preparation for next year’s 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing in Shark Bay.

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  • British Museum exhibition bound for WA

    News | Created 6 Oct 2015

    The Western Australian Museum has achieved another international coup for Perth by securing the British Museum exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from February 2016.

    Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said this was the third major international exhibition presented as part of the WA Museum's special relationship with the British Museum.

    "The WA Museum has done it again, securing this truly significant exhibition and showing it to Australian audiences first, before it continues on its national tour," he said.

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  • New Aboriginal art movement showcased at Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    News | Created 16 Sep 2015

    An exhibition of unique works from an Aboriginal art movement emerging from the Western Desert will open this week at the Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

    Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes features paintings and sculptures which were produced at Warakurna, a community at the foot of the Rawlinson Ranges in Western Australia, 300 kilometres west of Uluru (Ayers Rock), and will be on display from 19 September 2015.

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  • Stories about Indigenous Australians at war presented at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

    News | Created 16 Sep 2015

     

    Touring exhibition Indigenous Australians at war from the Boer War to the present opens at the Western Australian Museum – Geraldton this week.

    The exhibition from the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne presents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ stories from all over Australia, including from the Mid West region of Western Australia.

    WA Museum – Geraldton Regional Manager Catherine Belcher said it is important to acknowledge the Aboriginal men and women who served their country during wars.

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  • Corporal James Davie Renner, 4th Divisional Signals Company, of Fremantle, Western Australia sitting on a motorbike

    Recent First World War discoveries at WA Museum – Albany

    News | Created 7 Sep 2015

    Visitors to the Western Australian Museum – Albany will have the opportunity to view the Australian War Memorial’s extraordinary travelling exhibition Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt from 12 September 2015.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said it was a privilege to display the unique First World War exhibition, an exquisite collection of black and white images printed from the original glass-plate negatives, as part of the Museum’s Centenary of Service commemorative calendar.

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  • Near complete skeleton of Ganguroo robustiter

    New fossil discovery confirms evolution of kangaroo

    News | Created 27 Aug 2015

    A scientific collaboration that spanned more than two decades has resulted in the discovery and naming of one of the most complete and preserved fossil skeleton of a new species of kangaroo, dating 14 million years.

    Scientists from the Western Australian Museum, University of New South Wales and Queensland Museum recently published the paper that named the new species, Ganguroo robustiter.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said this discovery is significant to science for many reasons.

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  • Fireball shooting through night sky caught on camera in Perenjori

    Science Week at the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    News | Created 14 Aug 2015

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder will host two events to celebrate National Science Week.

    On Thursday 20 August, the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder will open late for the Goldfields Education Mining Industry Alliance’s Science Week at Your Museum.

    WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Regional Manager Zoe Scott said the doors will re-open from 5.30pm – 7pm, especially for the free event.

    “The community is welcome to visit the exhibits, and there will be a range of hands-on activities relating to mining and light for school students,” Ms Scott said.

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  • Man standing under night sky at Nambung National Park.

    WA Museum – Geraldton celebrates International Year of Light with 2015 Astrofest

    News | Created 3 Aug 2015

    Since its inception in 2009, Astrofest has become one of the largest science events in Perth, and is the only astronomy event of its kind and scale in Australia. The festival is an Astronomy WA event and is coordinated by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.

    A highlight of the festival is a stunningly beautiful astrophotography exhibition which will be on display at the WA Museum – Geraldton from 6 August until 6 September. Curated by Dr John Goldsmith, the exhibition is comprised of 38 images, and two time-lapse sequences.

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  • Overall winner Achaius Hall’s three-dimensional model of Leane’s Trench

    Heritage Award recognises Centenary of Service

    News | Created 24 Jul 2015

    The Western Australian Museum – Geraldton today announced the winners of the 26th annual Clem Burns Heritage Awards, chosen from an outstanding array of entries from local primary school children.

    The Award aims to promote an understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the region. This year’s theme is World War One history.

    WA Museum – Geraldton Regional Manager Catherine Belcher said entries were open to Mid West primary school children in Years 3-6.

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  • The Goldfields’ Loopline: past, present, future

    News | Created 20 Jul 2015

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder is pleased to present Loopline… Where we have been and where we are going; a lecture by Golden Mile Loopline Railway Society general manager Mike Lucas.

    The lecture will cover the history of this well-known railway network, as well as the current Golden Mile Loopline Railway and its future.

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  • Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the WA Museum – Albany

    News | Created 3 Jul 2015

    The Western Australian Museum – Albany is hosting NAIDOC Week activities from 5-12 July and invites people of all ages to take part.

    This year’s national theme is ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground’ which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique connection to land.

    WA Museum – Albany Regional Manager Rachael Wilsher-Saa said the Museum is hosting a range of activities and events for NAIDOC Week, including unique art workshops.

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  • NAIDOC Week celebrations at the WA Museum - Perth

    News | Created 3 Jul 2015

    The Western Australian Museum is joining national celebrations for NAIDOC Week from 5 – 12 July, to recognise and honour the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said the Museum is proud to support and participate in NAIDOC Week each year and encourages its visitors to take part in events organised across its metropolitan and regional sites.

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  • Celebrating NAIDOC Week at the WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

    News | Created 3 Jul 2015

    The Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder is hosting a family day on 10 July as part of the WA Museum’s NAIDOC Week calendar of events.

    This year’s national theme is ‘We all Stand on Sacred Ground’ which celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique connection to land.

    WA Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder Regional Manager Zoe Scott said the Museum invites people of all ages to take part in its NAIDOC Family Day.

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  • Laurinda, a young Kamilaroi girl from Moree, New South Wales, plays with her purple dress while she waits for the bus that will take her to Sunday School. She is among the many socially isolated young women in disadvantaged communities in Australia facing

    World Press Photo 15 includes winning Australian entry

    News | Created 2 Jul 2015

    An exhibition of 140 thought provoking, challenging and occasionally confronting world press photographs featuring the most significant international news events of 2014 opens at the Western Australian Museum in Perth on 4 July, 2015.

    WA Museum CEO Alec Coles said the World Press Photo 2015 Contest drew entries from 5,692 photographers from 131 countries with a staggering 97,912 entries – the best of which will go on display at the Museum this weekend.

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