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Multimedia

Our innovative digital artworks and documentaries are a must-see for visitors.

Rooftop projections

Celebration of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji

A commemorative piece to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji for an event organised by the Indian Government. The film about the life of Guru Nanak focused on his teachings of love, peace, equality and brotherhood. 12 November 2019

International Migrants Day

The museum showed the rooftop projection Threads of Migration, which uses textile items from our collection to illustrate the history of migration to our shores. 18 December 2019

Australia Day

The museum showed the rooftop projection Threads of Migration, which uses textile items from our collection to illustrate the history of migration to our shores. 26 January–2 February 2020

Remembering the Christchurch attacks

A commemorative piece for an event marking the first anniversary of the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. 15 March 2020

Ship and shore / Strange big canoe

The film Strange big canoe was part of the museum’s Encounters 2020 program and was shared to mark James Cook’s arrival in HMB Endeavour on the east coast of Australia in 1770. 27 April–1 May and 4–8 May 2020

Videos

Adrift – planktonic journeys

A simulation of 2,000 virtual marine microbes as they drift in a virtual ocean environment. Lower Gallery, from 17 June 2020

Bamal Badu

A 3D virtual worldscape showing pre-colonial Darling Harbour by Brett Leavey, a First Nations digital Aboriginal artist who descends from the Kooma people. Foyer, 17 July 2019–24 March 2020

Boundless Plains

A film following four young Muslim men who set off in 2011 determined to discover at first hand more about Australian–Muslim history. Produced by the Islamic Museum of Australia. Theatrette, 20 May–6 September 2019

Conflict, pirates and storms: ‘Tiger 75’

An eight-minute film about the striking S-70B Seahawk that hangs in the museum’s galleries and its 29-year action at sea. Produced by the Royal Australian Navy. Navy Gallery, from 9 October 2019

Virtual reality

The Antarctica VR Experience

A day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent. A film using 360-degree camera control to produce a stunning 4K, high-resolution vision experience.

North Gallery, Waterside Studio and Peter Doyle Learning Centre, 6 July–13 October 2019