A Bad Case Of Meteroite Envy
Perth Observatory staff were given the great honour of being able to have a sneak peek of the WA Museum Boola Bardip in November.
Matt Woods, Brenda Spencer, Paul Wadham and I put on our glad rags and had three hours to see as much as we could. It was breathtaking!
An outstanding mix of modern architecture that flowed beautifully into the old. The exhibitions follow the themes of celebrating the diversity of our people, discovering Western Australia and exploring WA’s place in the world.
I absolutely loved the Origins exhibition and had more than a little bit of meteorite envy when I saw their incredible collection
There is so much to see!
The permanent exhibitions of Ngalang Koort Booja Wirn – stories of WA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Innovations – art, music, medicine, fashion and the sciences; Stan Perron WA Treasures – this is where Otto the Blue Whale is; Reflections – our people, our stories; Changes – transforming landscapes; Origins – Land, water sky – where the Perth Observatory exhibit is located; Wildlife; Connections – our place in the world; and the two special exhibitions – Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, and Yiiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route.
The crew had trouble keeping me moving as there was just so much to see and read.
I absolutely loved the Origins exhibition and had more than a little bit of meteorite envy when I saw their incredible collection. There is even a little hammer attached to one of the meteorites so that you can hit it and hear the different sounds. There are also interactive computer screens at most of the displays which are easy to use and give loads of information.
This museum is a must-see, and I was so proud and thankful to have had a chance to explore what we could. When you visit Boola Bardip, remember to wear your comfiest shoes and plan a full day or two to get through it all