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The Land | Life | Culture permanent exhibition at Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah won the category for permanent exhibitions as part of the national Australian Museums and Galleries Association award.

The exhibition introduces visitors to the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Tweed and is the largest undertaken by the Museum since the multi-million dollar redevelopment of the site was completed in 2014.

‘In particular, it recognises the contributions of members of the local Aboriginal community who generously shared cultural knowledge and helped guide design and development,’ said Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry as she congratulated Museum staff and contributors to the exhibition on winning the award.

‘The interactive nature of this exhibition and the animation of our caldera’s formation gives such insight into our region. Apart from the success of the physical exhibition, this award also recognises the process of exchange and learning that was essential to realising Land | Life | Culture.’

Museum Director, Judy Kean, said the project also reflected values recognised in the listing of Tweed landscapes as representing outstanding examples of major stages of the Earth’s evolutionary history, ongoing geological and biological processes and exceptional biological diversity.

‘We know from feedback from the many people we worked with to deliver this project, and from those that have visited the Museum since the exhibition launched in late January this year, that this project is special.

‘One of the most satisfying aspects of this project has been the opportunity to bring together different forms of knowledge and expertise and to explore how these could be reflected in one exhibition,’ she said.

ou can view the exhibition at Tweed Regional Museum, 2 Queensland Road, Murwillumbah 2484.
For details, visit Tweed Regional Museum.

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