Collecting the West looks at what's been collected from Western Australia. What do these collections tell us about who we were, who we are and who we can be?

We’re working with the state's leading collecting institutions - the Western Australian Museum, the State Library of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia, together with our international partner the British Museum - to create a new vision for collecting and display.

Collecting the West will re-define Western Australia's place in the world and help us represent our state with insight and inspiration. We're looking forward to sharing our research with you. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.


How collections create Western Australia  


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Collecting the West is an Australian Research Council funded project: LP160100078

Banner image: C1860 Lowry Map Western Australia Java Perth Indian Ocean 062J144 Published by J.W. Lowry.