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The collection comprises material generated within the Museum as well as donations from scientists with a strong connection to the Australian Museum and includes:

  • objects used by scientific staff in their research, including scientific instruments and field equipment
  •  a selection of items from exhibitions that shows how displays have changed over the years
  • objects representative of the fabric and infrastructure of the Museum. Most of our heritage furniture collection is still in use today and is part of the NSW S170 Heritage & Conservation Register
  • a selection of items representing how the Museum has been advertised and promoted.