I have spent some time recently at the newly-opened Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, and I would love to know what others think of it. It is a new museum – and a new approach to being a museum – in an old building, and possibly Canberra’s, if not Australia’s, most loved building at that.
The Museum (MOAD for short) is attracting a lot of attention, but it does have a lot of “competition”, even within a few hundred metres of itself, in terms of the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum, and so on. Interestingly, while MOAD is still offering tours (and new ones at that), Australian Parliament House is no longer offering scheduled public tours, and I have heard they have slashed their number of parliamentary guides just recently.
Any thoughts, feelings, experiences, to share about MOAD@OPH?