A series of exhibitions and events focusing on Australia

The season includes a specially commissioned space presenting Australian biodiversity in the Museum’s forecourt, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an exhibition of modern Australian works, most of which have never been seen in public before, and a display of beautifully handcrafted baskets, created by Indigenous Australians.

The Australian season was at the British Museum from 21 April to 16 October 2011.

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Introducing the Australian season

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Introducing the Australian season

A season focusing on Australian biodiversity, modern prints and beautifully handcrafted baskets.

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Building the Australian landscape

Watch a timelapse video recording the creation of the landscape over the course of three weeks in March and April 2011.
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Introducing the Australian landscape

The fourth landscape on the Museum's forecourt created in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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Walkabout trail

This ‘walkabout’ trail features Australian
objects in the Museum’s collection.

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