This issue

Exhibition reviews
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, looking north from Flinders around 1900

The Melbourne story

review by Grace Karskens

It is the narrative thread that makes it possible for visitors to engage meaningfully at many levels and in different ways with this exhibition — surely among the most difficult, yet essential, challenges museums face.

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Voyages of the Pacific ancestors: Vaka Moana

Voyages of the Pacific ancestors
Vaka Moana

review by Chris Ballard

By carefully assembling a range of different lines of evidence, the exhibition offers a compelling account of the history of human settlement and connection across the Pacific.

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 A day in Pompeii, Melbourne Museum

A day in Pompeii

review by Mike Smith

As the picture of a lusty, brash town is developed, visitors find themselves closer to the noise of a volcano erupting.

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