Identity and Belonging: Exploring notions of Identity in 21st Century Australia

Senior Secondary - Tertiary, Program led by museum staff

Students will be provided with a detailed introduction to the exhibition, highlighting themes from texts, prior to taking their own individual trail through the exhibition.

The program is supported with a detailed workbook offering students the opportunity to respond to guided questions related to specific elements in the exhibition.

The exhibition Identity: yours, mine, ours explores who we are, who others think we are, and what it means to belong and not belong in Australia. The exhibition focuses on how cultural heritage, languages, beliefs, and family connections have, and do, influence our self perceptions and our perceptions of others.

Our perceptions can lead to discovery, confusion, prejudice and understanding. The Identity: yours, mine, ours exhibition offers students, teachers and school communities opportunities to reflect on what it means to be part of various communities in the 21st century, whether family, local, national or international/global.

This program can also include time in the new exhibition: Freedom.


Available: Terms 1-2, Monday-Friday
Sessions: 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Session duration: 60 minutes

Maximum 50 students per session if including Freedom; 25 students if only attending Identity
Cost: $3.30 per student plus education service fee