Bunjilaka’s new exhibition on Victoria's first peoples is open!
Told through the voices of Victoria’s First Peoples, and utilising cutting-edge multimedia, Aboriginal language, artefacts and contemporary artworks, First Peoples tells the story of Aboriginal Victoria from the time of Creation to today.
First Peoples celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
First Peoples is a permanent exhibition on display at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
First Peoples is co-curated by Yulendj (“knowledge”) Group of Elders and community representatives from across Victoria with Museum Victoria staff - contributing stories, objects and deep cultural and historical knowledge to this exhibition.
First Peoples was developed with the significant support from Yulgibar Foundation, John T Reid Charitable Trusts and Rio Tinto Ltd.
Included with museum entry.
MV Members receive FREE museum entry.
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Hi Ursula,Please look at Museum Victoria's Collection Access guidelines to find out more.
Hi Michael, Melbourne Museum is a place that can safely and respectfully show many different ways of knowing the world and can present different systems of belief. Extensive exhibitions on evolution can be visited in our Science and Life Gallery. The First Peoples exhibition in Bunjilaka presents the Aboriginal Creation stories of Victoria, along with a rich history of around 2,000 generations of Aboriginal life in Victoria, and the shared journey of the past 200 years. We believe that pausing to listen to and appreciate peoples’ beliefs and ways of understanding the world is an important step towards reconciliation and living in a culturally diverse community.
Yes, the exhibition is suitable for younger children.
The Bunjil creation story in Our Story and the "Toy Stories" section of Many Nations will be of particular interest, as well as the activity table which is very interactive.
Have a look around the First Peoples website to get a feel for the exhibition and stay tuned.
We will also be sending information out to MVteachers so be sure to sign up if you haven’t already. We will have a trail for years F-2 but it won’t be ready until term 1, 2014 unfortunately.
A very thoughtful and instructive exhibition, with splendid objects!
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