GJ Walker - Projects

Australian Museum

Client

Australian Museum

Installer

Crest AC

Year

2007

Size

$100k

Solution

For over 180 years the Australian Museum has been at the forefront of Australian scientific research, collection and education. Australia’s first public museum was established in Sydney in 1827 with the aim of procuring ‘many rare and curious specimens of Natural History’. In 1829 William Holmes was appointed the first custodian of the fledgling collection, then located in the old post office building in Macquarie Place. Initially known as the Sydney Museum or Colonial Museum, the institution was formally named the Australian Museum in 1836. It was also stipulated that the Museum and Botanic Gardens be jointly governed by a ‘Committee of Superintendance’ made up of eminent men of the colony.

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