Eye Spy! Waking our Secret Agents
Some museum objects seem to be asleep in our storage rooms. They are like secret agents.
From the extensive array of objects collected over six decades, this exhibition connects you with more than 180 secret agents. Their undercover identities slept in our store, preserved by our Society.
We have awakened an amazing range of gadgets, badges, fashion, plaques and quirky things. We employed our not-so-secret services to help you communicate with these secret agents, breaking their code of silence and seclusion and employing a variety of other techniques to ferret out their very different lives.
Bring your family to connect with these historical objects. Play the “I Spy” game with our objects: amongst their names you’ll find something beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Can you identify the A to Z directory of secret agents?
Eye Spy offers multiple interpretations of our chosen objects to awaken your curiosity. New research findings will intrigue you. Recollections from our members and friends will enlighten and amuse. What ideas and memories will our secret agents stir for you?
This exhibition opened during the 2023 Australian Heritage Festival and has been specially extended to include this year’s Festival.