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Australia-Indonesia Museums (AIM) Project Returns in 2024!


Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, the AIM Project is led by Deakin University's Cultural Heritage Asia-Pacific Group in collaboration with the Museum Nasional Indonesia, the Western Australian Museum (WAM), the Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS), and a number of partner museums in Indonesia.

AIM Project

Traditionally, exhibitions have been conceived within a national frame of reference. However, more recent approaches address the challenges of decolonisation and stress trans-national connections and movement.

Through a process of co-curation with practitioners and academics in Australia and Indonesia, the AIM Project developed new approaches to understanding how these often-difficult histories are collected and displayed and resulted in a prototype for understanding the cross-cultural significance of objects and how they are interpreted.​

The AIM Project address this through a series of facilitated workshops, and ongoing mentoring and knowledge exchange, resulting in an online exhibition of diverse objects that will act as exemplars of the collaborative approach. 



AIM Project facilitates workshops and mentorships and knowledge exchange on curatorial research.


Through collaborative interpretation approach, AIM Project results are displayed in digital exhibition platform (Tetangga Exhibition).


AIM Project uses the Significance 2.0 methodology that will be contextualised in local application.

Provenance Guildelines

Through AIM Project 2024, Provenance Guidelines will be implemented at the pilot museums in Indonesia.

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