Inside the Collection

Introducing the new MAAS Online Collection

March 27, 2017

Arul Baskaran
Over the last six months a project team at the Museum has been hard at work redesigning a key part of the Museum’s digital offer – the MAAS online collection website. We're pleased to announce the site is now live and available at

Australians v Trump: show us your pink pussy hats, grabby slogans, and scandalous flyers

February 1, 2017

Damian McDonald
Australians are quite an accepting lot. We roll with the majority of policies our elected and unelected leaders affect us with without much brush at all. Indeed, our only coup since European occupation, the Rum Rebellion in 1808, was not really about rum, nor was it really a rebellion in reaction to what the majority of the colony wanted either.

Chinese New Year pictures & propaganda posters

January 25, 2017

Min-Jung Kim
In celebration of the Lunar New Year (28 January 2017), I have curated a small group of Chinese New Year pictures and propaganda posters. The brightly coloured posters portray elements of Chinese political visual culture.