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Until 3 February 2019 Rome: City and Empire See rare treasures from the collection of the British Museum.
Until 18 November 2018 Black Mist Burnt Country Explore the story of British atomic testing in Australia.
Daily Journeys Discover the voyages that connect Australia to the world.

Our collection

At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 200,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

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Encounters Fellowships

We’re excited to open applications for our 2019 Encounters Fellowships Program, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and creative sector workers.

Defining Moments videos

Our new series of free, animated videos uncovers fun and forgotten facts about events including the gold rush and women’s suffrage.

Gandel Atrium announced

Our Gandel Atrium has been named in honour of philanthropists John and Pauline Gandel.

New centre for discovery on its way

A wondrous new centre to help bring stories and objects to life in extraordinary ways is being developed at the National Museum.

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