Housing a permanent collection, Reflecting Canberra, and a variety of local, national and international exhibitions, CMAG provides a refreshing insight to the integration of social history and the visual arts.
31 October – 25 January 2009
In March 2008 Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) purchased a significant collection of Canberra memorabilia from long-time resident Mrs Dawn Waterhouse.
Dawn moved to Canberra as a three-year-old in 1927 and consequently has witnessed the growth of Canberra from paddocks to pavements; from a small settlement to a modern city. This collection, gathered by Dawn over the last twenty years, documents the changing public image of Canberra from the time of the region’s choice as the location for the Federal Capital, to the modern image carefully crafted by tourism promoters today.
This exhibition presents a snapshot of the collection, showcasing just some of the souvenirs, books, crockery and works of art that will be used by CMAG as part of our mission to tell the story of Canberra and its people.
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