National Museum of Australia

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    View of Exterior
Related person
Ashton Raggatt McDougall (architect)
2001 (opened to public)
Oceania->Australia->Australian Capital Territory (ACT)->Canberra
The new National Museum of Australia is a cultural history museum with three permanent galleries, a touring gallery, three high definition digital theatres, workshops and unloading facilities, curatorial facilities and major public function and orientation spaces, restaurants, retail and grand public spaces. The 11 hectare site includes an extensive landscape which at once engages the site with the National Capital, and makes an entirely new landscape. The site is marked by a great axis which joins the Federal Parliament House with Uluru in Central Australia. Along and around this axis there is an exploration of the issues and themes which have made significant marks in the social history of the country. Through an extension of the ideas inherent in museology, the landscape of the entire site takes on a meaning well beyond the simple geographical place as a peninsula in an artificial lake. --
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)
reinforced concrete construction
metal or metal products