New Museum

New Museum for WA

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Transforming the Museum, redefining the State

The WA State Government has committed nearly $430 million to develop a New Museum for WA. This is one of the most significant museum redevelopments in the world today, and one of which all Western Australians should be incredibly proud. As it evolves the Museum will play a part in redefining our city and our State, showcasing our State and its people to the world.

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Your Museum,
Your WA

You will be at the heart of our New Museum. As the Museum takes shape and the exhibitions and content are developed, we will be turning to Western Australians, past and present to share stories, and ideas about what is important to include to showcase WA to the world.

Help us shape the New Museum. Have your say and share your story.

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“I love the museum because you learn something new from something old”

Sarah Aged 7

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New Exhibitions,
New Techniques

The New Museum will display the State collection in contemporary and innovative ways, allowing visitors to share, explore and connect with the past, present and future. As we design the New Museum, we will be investigating and implementing the latest techniques in museum design and visitor engagement to create a world-class Museum that will inspire the community for generations to come.

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Being
Western
Australian

What does it mean to be Western Australian? What sets us apart from the rest of Australia and the rest of the world?

Every Western Australian has a story; how they came to live, work and identify with this State. From the first peoples of Western Australia with a 50,000 year old history through to recent migrants joining a rapidly diversifying community, we all have intriguing stories of why we choose to call WA home.

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Discovering
Western
Australia

Western Australia is an extraordinary place. The stories of our history, landscape, environment and our people are truly unique.

WA is home to some of the most ancient landscapes on the planet, and one of the oldest cultures on Earth. Our environments, both in the oceans and on land, are rich with species, many of which are unique to this part of the world.

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Exploring
the World

As we build a New Museum for WA, now is the time to showcase WA to the world.

Our creativity, our history, and our contributions on a global scale will be shared in incredible new exhibitions, featuring modern design and the latest innovations. Our New Museum will provide a window to the world, and place a spotlight on our State and its achievements.

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