Historical artefacts collection
Historical objects, memorabilia and artefacts help tell the story of the history and development of the Australian Museum.
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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.