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The National Museum’s Public Affairs team assists the media with inquiries about the Museum, its collections and exhibitions, and helps connect media with our expert staff.

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National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Media contact

Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

07 November 2018

Applications open for second international Encounters Indigenous fellowships
Applications are open for the second international Indigenous fellowships program offered by the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, with six cultural workers to be selected for an intensive journey of professional development.

20 September 2018

Major British Museum collections coming to National Museum of Australia
More exhibitions from the British Museum’s world-renowned collection of art and objects, will come to the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra over the next five years, under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced by the two institutions.

20 September 2018

Rome: City and Empire
Treasures from the British Museum’s extensive collection features in Rome: City and Empire exhibition, launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

23 August 2018

Black Mist Burnt Country
An award-winning national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s, opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 August 2018

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia
An historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the Museum.

03 July 2018

Rare Arnhem Land bark paintings on show in Beijing
The National Museum's Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists exhibition opens today at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

14 June 2018

Most significant collection of Aboriginal barks to go to China
Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection will headline an unprecedented exhibition tour of Arnhem Land artworks across China in 2018.

06 June 2018

Songlines exhibition wins most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018
The National Museum's blockbuster Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has won the nation’s most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018.

15 May 2018

Gandel Philanthropy partners with National Museum in multimillion dollar initiative
Prominent Australian philanthropists John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million in a partnership with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra to support an unprecedented $6.5 million Defining Moments Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide.

19 April 2018

‘So That You Might Know Each Other’
Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition opening today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which showcases intriguing objects from the Anima Mundi Museum, the section of the Vatican Museums devoted to extra-European collections, and the Sharjah Museums Authority, United Arab Emirates.

08 April 2018

Russell Crowe’s ‘Romper Stomper’ Doc Martens purchased by National Museum of Australia
A pair of iconic maroon leather Doc Martens boots worn by Russell Crowe in the 1992 Australian film classic Romper Stomper has been purchased by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, following a public auction of the actor’s movie, sports and art collection.

29 March 2018

Acclaimed Chinese performer to champion National Museum of Australia in China
Nationally acclaimed performer and advocate for traditional Chinese culture, Guo Degang has announced he will serve as a cultural ambassador in China for Canberra’s National Museum of Australia.

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