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We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…

Thursday 17 March 2011 was the very first global Picture a Museum Day, aiming to give people behind-the-scenes access to the world’s museums and galleries through Flickr and Twitter.

Here at the museum, there’s an army of unsung helpers who volunteer their services for free—and whose work in our Collections and Research Centre, and elsewhere, keeps the museum running efficiently.

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