Entrance to National Museum of Australia - Acton Australian Capital Territory Australia

Entrance to National Museum of Australia - Acton Australian Capital Territory Australia Stock Photo
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Lincoln Fowler / Alamy Stock Photo

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AMEJBY

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55.6 MB (2 MB Compressed download)

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5400 x 3600 px | 45.7 x 30.5 cm | 18 x 12 inches | 300dpi

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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As designed by architect Howard Raggatt (design architect and design director for the project), the museum building is based on a theme of knotted ropes, symbolically bringing together the stories of Australians. The architects stated "We liked to think that the story of Australia was not one, but many tangled together. Not an authorized version but a puzzling confluence; not merely the resolution of difference but it’s wholehearted embrace." The building is meant to be the centre of a knot, with trailing ropes or strips extending from the building. The most obvious of these extensions forms a large loop before becoming a walkway which extends past the neighbouring AIATSIS building ending in a large curl, as if a huge ribbon has haphazardly unrolled itself along the ground. Known as the "Uluru Axis" because it aligns with the central Australian natural landmark, the ribbon symbolically integrates the site with the Canberra city plan by Walter Burley Griffin and the spiritual heart of indigenous Australia

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