Photos: Decanting Discovery

Thursday 24 November 2022

by Chris Hoopmann

The Museum's redevelopment is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and it's awesome to be part of it.

As well as packing some of the 2.3 million objects in the collection, I've also been visually documenting the process.

Above are some of photos taken of the pack-down of Discovery, our children's natural history area. Click on the photos to view them full-screen.

Discovery opened in 1995 and has been virtually unchanged for 27 years. Even the entry price  $2 per person  has stayed the same! As we dismantled the exhibits, we were very conscious of all the memories that have been made there over the years.

Discovery will return with more space and heaps of new activities in the new Museum, so we can look forward to new generations of kids making memories there too.

Chris HoopmannChris Hoopmann is Collections Inventory Digitisation Technician

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