Exhibition to showcase one hundred years of Qantas and beyond

Latest News|Published 26 February 2020

A fully immersive exhibition showcasing the past, present and future of Qantas will tour four capital cities from this June.

First announced last year, Qantas has today revealed the exhibition titled Qantas Centenary - 100 Years of the Spirit of Australia will start in the same state as the national carrier – opening on 27 June at Brisbane’s Queensland Museum until 16 November 2020, the date of the 100-year anniversary.

The touring exhibition will be at the State Library of NSW in Sydney from December 2020 to April 2021, and in Melbourne from June to August 2021 before its final display in Perth in December 2021 to February 2022. 

The all-ages exhibition brings to life the story of Qantas through previously unseen artefacts, life-sized replicas and interactive installations. Visitors will also experience a behind-the-scenes look into Qantas’ present-day operations and a sneak preview of the future of aviation, all with free entry.

The design of the exhibition has been crafted around six themes – Origins, Wings to the World, Social Spirit, Challenges, Innovation and People of Qantas – and retells the biggest stories in the history of the airline through multimedia displays.  

The exhibition has been developed over the past two years and created in conjunction with Freeman Ryan Design, a multi-disciplinary company specialising in design, innovation and creative direction for exhibitions. 

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