July 2015: David Jones is appointed Chair of the Museum’s Council.
July 2015: The Home Front: Australia during the First World War closes at Acton. 
July 2015: Singapore’s National Heritage Board signs a five-year memorandum of understanding to pave the way for exhibition and loan exchanges.
August 2015: New exhibition Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route, opens in the First Australians Focus Gallery. 
September 2015: Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation closes in London. 
October 2015: The Museum’s Model T-Ford truck, used to promote Aeroplane Jelly, goes on display at Canberra Airport. 
October 2015: Horace the Baker’s Horse, by acclaimed children’s author Jackie French, is published by the Museum. 
November 2015: The Museum purchases a 1928 catalogue documenting the sale of champion racehorse Phar Lap. 
November 2015: The Museum and The Prince’s Charities Australia announce the Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships program during a visit to the Museum by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. 
November 2015: Australian of the Year and campaigner against family violence Rosie Batty shares her story in a conversation with ABC presenter Sarah Ferguson for Radio National program Big Ideas.
November 2015: Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum is launched. 
December 2015: The finalists for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are celebrated in an exhibition in the Main Hall. 
January 2016: On 26 January, thousands flock to the Museum for the Australia Day festival and Museum staff directly reply to more than 1000 tweets during the Australia Day Your Way campaign with Twitter. 
February 2016: The Museum acquires Chris the Sheep’s record-breaking fleece and opens a display in partnership with the RSPCA. 
March 2016: Major conference, New Encounters: Communities, Collections and Museums, held in conjunction with the Encounters exhibition. 
March 2016: ABC presenter Geraldine Doogue hosts a panel discussion at the Museum, ‘New Encounters’. 
April 2016: A total of 861 children drew on their ‘inner architect’ to design their own Museum in a school holiday program inspired by the Museum’s architecture.
May 2016: Happy Birthday Play School, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of Australia’s favourite homegrown children’s show, is launched by Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield. 
May 2016: The Museum wins several awards in the Museums and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA): Best Major Temporary Exhibition and Best Museum Project Overall for Encounters; and the Interpretation, Learning and Audience Engagement award for Kspace. The Museum is also awarded the ICOM Australia Award 2016 for its collaborative international projects with the British Museum. 
May 2016: Kspace wins a silver MUSE Award in the Multimedia Installations category at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting.
May 2016: The Museum purchases an early watercolour painting by Albert Namatjira.
June 2016: An exhibition of paintings from the Museum’s Canning Stock Route collection goes on display at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. 
June 2016: Museum hosts a talk by legendary Singaporean news cameraman Willie Phua and launches a display focusing on his work, in partnership with the National Museum of Singapore.