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Eugenia Lim: The People's Currency

Eugenia Lim, The People's Currency, 2017, photo: Document Photography.
When

Every day, 9:30am to 5pm Friday 28 January to Sunday 30 January

Taking its name from Renminbi (China’s currency), the work explores the social impacts of globalisation upon those who seek their fortunes in the factories of China – or the ‘workshop of the world’.

The People’s Currency turns Darling Harbour into ‘Renminconn’, a closed-loop ‘special economic zone’. Dressed as a gold Mao-suited ‘Ambassador’, Lim will inhabit a factory printing counterfeit currency of her own design and act as floor manager to this ‘factory’ of workers. In exchange for basic menial work, the ‘employee’ will be remunerated in The People’s Currency.

Covid-safe information

This event follows the Covid Safety plan established by Australian National Maritime Museum: https://www.sea.museum/covid-19-update/covid-19-information-for-visitors

It is a condition of entry to the Australian National Maritime Museum that all persons aged 16 years and over either: 

  • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present suitable evidence of this; or 

  • present a medical contraindication certificate from a medical practitioner, in the form approved by the NSW Chief Health Officer. 

  • wear a mask when indoors

Suitable evidence which will be accepted by the Museum includes an online immunisation history statement, a COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register or information displayed on the Service NSW mobile phone application.

QR code check-in's are mandatory.

Any visitor who presents unwell, even if with mild symptoms, will be excluded from entering the Museum. All Museum workers have undergone COVID-19 Safety training and a COVID marshal will be on site to monitor safety procedures.

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