Our collection boasts over 2500 items and we are currently working hard to digitise objects and make them accessible. The collection includes a library, archives, objects from the Old Gaol, photographs, objects and ephemera relating to women’s lives in Australia.
WHAT WE COLLECT
The Women’s Museum of Australia acquires and maintains a collection in the following key areas:
- women’s stories, artefacts, photographs and books from Australia, and Australian women who live abroad
- historical records, literature, personal manuscripts, stories, and objects relating to women who were first in their field
- stories, recollections, historical records, artworks and archives relating to the Old Alice Springs Gaol, including oral histories of prison life from former staff and inmates
- literature relating to women’s history in Australia
The Women’s Museum of Australia seeks to commemorate the achievement of all Australian women including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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