On Friday 29 July 2022, Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarrindjeri and Ngangaruku man, Robert Taylor, performed a cleansing ceremony of the land that will become home to South Australia’s state-of-the-art cultural artefact storage facility.

As a show of respect to traditional owners, the cultural institutions storage steering committee invited Mr Taylor, members of the project’s Aboriginal reference group and guests to the site, where Mr Taylor used a traditional ceremony to remove bad sprits, protect the original owners and guests coming to the land, and to build a path toward a strong future.

Until now, the cultural institutions storage development project has progressed quietly but steadily – the silence will soon be broken by the rumbling sounds of heavy machinery, signalling the start of earth works. Tender submissions for the main building contractor closed in late July 2022 and the outcome will be announced in August 2022.

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