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Living creatures communicate every day in a multitude of ways. Many objects in the museum that once carried messages now lie silent. Other objects continue to communicate—in writing, maps or symbols—carrying messages from the past into the present.

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Link to Orator’s stool

Orator’s stool
Link to Electric telegraph network

Electric telegraph network
Link to Butterfly and Moth collection

Butterfly and Moth collection
Link to Pintupi spearthrower

Pintupi spearthrower
Link to Statue of Mercury

Statue of Mercury
Link to Proclamation board

Proclamation board

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