Help us develop this important new exhibition.

Bamal Badu (Earth / Water)

In 2020 the Museum will open a new exhibition, Bamal Badu (Earth/Water) which is an exciting 3D virtual worldscape showing pre-colonial Darling Harbour. This digital artwork honours and respects the First Nations people who lived and continue to live around Sydney Harbour. Our curators are working with renowned digital producer and historian Brett Leavy and other leading Aboriginal art and cultural practitioners to share these stories. 

Virtual Sydney Buildings. Brett Levy. Virtual Warrane II
Virtual Warrane - work by Brett-Leavy for Virtual Songlines

Brett Leavy’s work is always vibrant and engaging - visitors of all ages will be enthralled by flashbacks to the past and the ability to make direct comparisons with the same areas now. We invite you and all the Australian National Maritime Museum Members to get involved and contribute to the museum’s ambition to develop and present this important exhibition.

A donation of $100 or more will make a very real contribution to this important exhibition.

You can donate via our online form or via one of the ways listed below (click to expand for more information).

You can donate by sending a cheque made out to the Australian National Maritime Foundation to:
Australian National Maritime Foundation
Wharf 7, 58 Pirrama Road
PYRMONT NSW 2009

Please call the Foundation Office on 02 9298 3619

The National Maritime Collection includes many remarkable objects given to the museum by generous donors. Further information on how to donate to the collection.

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