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  • Record-breaking visitation for first three quarters of the year (prior to COVID-19 pandemic)
  • Successful expansion of online offer and audiences, particularly digital learning tools such as Cook’s Voyages game
  • Opened new permanent gallery, Under Southern Skies
  • Sailed the Endeavour replica to New Zealand to participate in Tuia 250, New Zealand’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first Pacific voyage
  • Launched Encounters 2020 program to mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s visit to Australia’s east coast and delivered a range of initiatives to explore the view from ship and shore
  • Hosted the international Communicating the Arts conference
  • Provided seed funding for short film Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky, unlocking more than 600K of external funding for the project
  • Prioritised bushfire-affected areas for MMAPSS grants
  • Completed e-book We are Many – Stories of Australia’s migrants
  • Showed two exhibitions overseas, in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea: Two Nations, which highlighted Australia’s connection to Indonesia’s independence story, and Massim Canoes, which records the designs and unique features of the traditional canoes of the Massim cultures of Papua New Guinea