Museums, Society, Inequality

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For the moment, with projects like this photographic one, The Forum and the changing exhibition programme, the Migration Museum is attempting to tell a larger story. It will never be the whole story, or the whole truth. It will always be our version or someone else’s version of the truth. But perhaps over the years, the museum can create a mosaic of different interpretations, which will contribute to shaping the picture of our country. The picture needs to include Indigenous people, immigrants, settlers and refugees, and they need to be placed very firmly in the centre of the picture rather than in the margins or just outside the frame.


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McConnochie, K., Hollinsworth, D. and Pettman, J. (1988) Race and Racism in Australia, Australia: Social Science Press.

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