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MADE closure report

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.

Charlotte King, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka closes, ABC News, 2 April 2018

A national museum that houses the original Eureka flag has shut its doors in the Victorian city of Ballarat, just five years after it was set up.

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, or MADE, will be transformed into a Eureka Stockade tourist centre, after the Ballarat council voted to shelve the costly museum for failing to deliver expected visitor numbers.

It’s unclear what’ll happen to hundreds of the museum’s exhibits, including a hand-stitched quilt created by mothers of child sexual abuse victims in western Victoria.

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