We’re surrounded by objects, but have you thought about how important these things are in your life?

Do you have a few favourite things you absolutely can’t live without?

What about others in your family?

Are they important for what they do, or what they represent?


The Belongings: Objects and Family Life exhibition at the Old Treasury Building looks at the stories behind some of the objects that have shaped the family in Australia over the decades. From the smart phone to a wedding dress; the indoor toilet to the home itself! This exhibition considers how families make and preserve cultural traditions, through craft, food, and belief.


Share your own ideas about your favourite objects in Belongings at the Old Treasury Building.


Belongings: Objects of Family Life opens at the Old Treasury Building on Monday 18 December, 2023.