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Video 3 – National Museum art activity

The activity you are about to be guided through brings focus to the national cultural protocols practised at the Museum. We respect our First Nations Elders and how they have shared their Ancestral sacred stories to their younger generations and wider communities. Stories were told not only through drawings on the earth but around campfires at night.

As young children, many of us have experienced the feeling of drawing in the dirt with our fingertips and that connection to our earthy surroundings. In this activity we encourage our audiences to understand the sacred and continuing culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s traditions in ways of doing and being while connecting with our own surroundings and resources that we have been gifted with.

Understanding our stories that come from this Country helps us keep our First Nations Culture culture alive. The National Museum has a responsibility to share and protect our stories. Our educational resources guide you through the understanding of knowledge which is held in our First Nations stories. We bring to our diverse audiences the personal relationship people have to the journey of their creations, experiences, objects, and Country in a culturally appropriate way.

View our activity video and experience an innovative approach to learning about the stories written in our shared lands.

Video 3 part 1
Video 3 part 2

For more information on artworks follow the link provided to view Warakurna works explained. Warakurna artworks | National Museum of Australia (