Your Museum, Your Say
In late 2014 we asked people to tell us what they wanted to see, experience and do in the New Museum for Western Australia, which is due to open in Perth in 2020. More than 400 people completed the survey and these are the headline results.
We would like to thank everyone who had their say about the New Museum for WA.
Topics of most interest:
Our Environment: Animals, Oceans, Ancient Life.
Our Peoples: Mysteries, First Peoples, Early Settlers.
Our Industries: Science, Innovation, Technology.
Our Museum: Current Research, Future Role.
People want to be able to…
Have fun, be inspired, discover, be challenged, explore, control their own experience, have an emotional experience, belong, be immersed, reflect on their own identity, learn, have a social experience, share, show others.
Over-all, people want to feel a connection to WA; get a sense of place and history.
Biggest issues facing WA…
Climate change, environment and sustainability, mining, technology and innovation, water.
Groups who will have the biggest impact on WA’s future…
Politicians, young people, immigrants, scientists and researchers, mining industry.
In the New Museum, people want to…
Stories and displays about Western Australia's people and environment, animals, dinosaurs, history.
Interactive, immersive and multi-sensory exhibits.
Plenty on offer for diverse audiences, especially children.
Frequently changing, temporary exhibitions, something new.
Be able to…
Learn, especially about Western Australia.
Touch and interact.
Control/direct own experience.
Share experience with family or friends.
Inspired, awed, excited, entertained.
Connected to WA, included.
Learn something new.
Comfortable, welcome, safe.
Come away with…
A greater appreciation for WA.
Feel more connected.
A desire to come back.
Would be proud of the Museum because it…
Is world class & a major attraction for the State.
Showcases diversity of contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Is accessible, family friendly.
Is forward thinking, provocative, innovative.
The New Museum team would like to sincerely thank everyone who completed the survey. A more detailed report will be available soon. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.