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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A museum within a museum

According to a recent press release, the Port Adelaide Nautical Museum Collection has been relaunched in a permanent exhibition, Tapestry of Treasures: The First Nautical Museum.

The Collection's custodian, the South Australian Maritime Museum, describes the collection as a "museum within a museum," as its displayed with its original handwritten labels in Victorian cases. Created largely from seafarers' treasures and curios, this collection illustrates the importance of maritime transportation in the formation of museums and educational collections during the past two centuries as well as the stories of the people who passed through Port Adelaide. As a layer of contemporary interpretation will be added, it sounds like an important stop for those not only interested in maritime history, but for students of museology as well.

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