The Australian Museum (AM) is pleased to offer partners of the Unsettled exhibition access to digital content and exclusive virtual experiences related to the exhibition and First Nations cultures at the AM.
In May 2021, the AM opened one of the most important exhibitions in the Museum’s history. Unsettled uncovers the untold histories behind this nation’s foundation story.
Thanks to the support of our Unsettled exhibition partners and supporters; The Balnaves Foundation, IAS Fine Art Logistics, Reconciliation Australia, Ashurst, DLA Piper, Gilbert + Tobin, and ABC Radio Sydney, the AM was able to ensure that this important truth telling exhibition was open to the public with free entry for all.
Prior to the AM's temporary closure, we welcomed more than 21,000 visitors through this powerful First Nations-led and informed exhibition, which gives an insight into the lived experience of First Nations peoples over the last 250 years.
And now, we’re delighted to share a 360-degree immersive experience of the Unsettled exhibition which enables the key themes, topics and impact of the exhibition to resonate beyond the initial exhibition at the AM and reach additional audiences with this important message.
Immerse yourself in the Unsettled online exhibition experience
While the AM remains temporarily closed, you can now virtually visit Unsettled. This 360-degree immersive experience showcases the exhibition's significant cultural objects, historical documents and contemporary artworks, providing access to label text and audio/visual recordings. There are even introductions to each section read out by the exhibition curator.
Curator in Conversation: Unsettled virtual tour
Join Dr Mariko Smith, one of the First Nations curators of Unsettled and First Nations Collections & Engagement Manager at the Australian Museum for a guided tour of the new Unsettled virtual experience followed by a Q&A. Watch the conversation below.
Right of reply: Reconnecting community knowledge to cultural belongings
Discover the AM’s groundbreaking digital repatriation project as Nathan “mudyi” Sentance, First Nations Digital Program Manager at the Australian Museum provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look.
Lunchtime Conversation Series podcasts
Listen to podcast recordings of illuminating talks exploring the stories and ground-breaking work of First Nations leaders across political, environmental and cultural fields.
Family activity: Power through Poetry
Writing poetry is a process that can heal, reveal, or clarify thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Children are invited to go deeper into the themes of Unsettled by reflecting on the poetry of First Nations artists and responding in their own words.