A female office worker operating a paper tape printer unit at a desk in an office

My working life: stories from the collection

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Work remains a cornerstone of identity for many of us. Yet the ways we think about work continues to evolve.

Work can shape and share ideas of community, gender, memory, creativity, sexuality, activism, ethnicity and our sense of individual and collective value. Work also acts as a thread that connects us to people, places and other times.

A new installation at Immigration Museum highlights a range of stories, objects and images from our museum collections which explore the diversity of our working experiences across time, culture, sexuality and experiences.

Woman riding a bicycle on a tightrope

Working Lives: Stories From the Collection

The Museum's collection holds tens of thousands of objects and images relating to the working lives of Australians across time and workplace.

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