With the arrival of the first year of the Royal Australian Museum’s (RAN) 100th Birthday Celebration, the Australian Museum has released a video celebrating the organisation’s heritage, and celebrating the significance of the institution’s heritage.
The RAN has been celebrating the museum’s 100th anniversary for more than a decade, and today marks the 100th day since its opening in 1892.
In this video, which can be viewed on the RAN’s website, RAN President Peter Luscombe discusses the significance and history of the museum, as well as the museum itself.
He says the RAP is a “tribute to the people of Australia”, and “a reflection of the diversity and excellence of our country”.
“The RAP celebrates the richness and diversity of our cultural heritage and our diverse and vibrant economy, and we’re very proud of that,” Mr Lusbourne said.
The museum is a joint venture between the Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria, the National Trust of New South Wales, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian Government and the Queensland Government.
The Australian Government’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Agency (CSIRA) was the founding sponsor of the RIA.
The CSIRO’s Queensland Institute of Technology was also a founding sponsor.