19 December 2020 - 30 May 2021

Museums use objects to tell stories. It sounds simple but it’s complicated.

Objects can tell multiple stories from many points of view. So, who chooses the story? Which story is the truth? In museums, curators choose an interpretation but 1X4 turns this upside down.

Each object in this exhibition tells four distinct stories. You can listen to or read each of the four stories … or some … or none and just enjoy the beauty of the objects. Every story is the truth about the object and is a valid way to view the object, but they are all different.

Developed by Newcastle Museum, rather than labels on a wall, the secrets of 1X4 are revealed via your mobile phone or tablet by visiting 1x4.com.au. If you would like to delve deeper, pack your headphone for an audio tour.

Free exhibition
19 December 2020 - 30 May 2021

Entry to this exhibition is via QR code registration on arrival



  • Admission to this exhibition FREE


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way