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The Curatoreum, National Arboretum Canberra

The National Arboretum's next-level gift shop.
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 06, 2020
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 06, 2020

Most tourist hotspots have shops, but The Curatoreum at the National Arboretum Canberra is next-level. It's one of the nation's longest-standing supporters of Australian designers and makers, which means you'll see plenty of objects that aren't normally in the shops. Look out for stunning glassware by Melbourne's Ruth Allen, handcrafted jewellery by Middle Child, ceramics by Angus & Celeste and so much more. The collection is ever-changing so even if you've been many times before you can always count on finding something new. The Curatoreum has a second outpost at the National Portrait Gallery, too — and the collections are slightly different (in case you needed another excuse to visit both).

Images: Nathan Harradine-Hale

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