The Australian Museum wins National awards

by The Balnaves Foundation
30 June 2022

The Australian Museum has been announced as the overall National Winner of the 2022 Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNAs)! In addition to being selected as the overall National Winner from a competitive line-up from institutions from across Australia and New Zealand, the ground-breaking exhibition Unsettled, also took home the award for best temporary exhibition in its category.

This national recognition builds on two awards the Unsettled exhibition team won at the 2021 IMAGinE awards presented by the Museums and Galleries of NSW.

The Balnaves Foundation, as Major Supporter for Unsettled, has been delighted to see the recognition for the Australian Museum and the First Nations team in curating such an extraordinary exhibition. Whilst the physical exhibition closed at the end of January 2022, you can continue to experience Unsettled through an online digital experience, available on the Museum’s website.

Members of the Australian Museum Unsettled team, including curators Laura McBride and Dr Mariko Smith, accepting the awards. Image: Australian Museum