Celebrate and reflect on the legacy of the Hawke government.
We are undertaking conservation work to the House of Representatives chamber to protect and preserve the original fabric, furniture and fixtures.
As we restore the House of Representatives chamber, we continue to unearth surprising stories from Old Parliament House's past.
We ended 2022 on a high note, with 2 MoAD projects picking up two ‘significant’ National Trust (ACT) Heritage Awards.
MoAD Director Daryl Karp introduces Democracy DNA: the People, the Prime Ministers and the World
Although it’s been decades since a prime minister held office at Old Parliament House, all 30 of Australia’s former leaders are currently gathered at the Museum of Australian Democracy, just not in the flesh.
Have you ever wondered what our democracy is made of?
Since Old Parliament House opened in 1927, guests have been greeted by the towering bronze statue of King George V in King’s Hall.
“We as human beings and descendants of Blackbirding are resilient and used to adversity.”
I suppose I may be expected to take this view, but MoAD is a unique museum - an institution dedicated to celebrating the spirit and stories of our democracy and encouraging civic engagement.
‘I was proud of this strong Blak woman in front of me, she made me feel empowered!’
This year's Enlighten projections celebrate how we're better when we're together.