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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

06 April 2017

Moon rock on display for first time in 15 years
A fragment of a rock brought back from the 1972 ‘Apollo 17’ moon mission will be on display at the National Museum of Australia from Monday 10 April 2017, after appearing on celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox’s three-part Stargazing Live program.

19 March 2017

National Museum honours Snowy Hydro as a Defining Moment in Australian History
The National Museum of Australia today presented the town of Cooma in southern New South Wales with a commemorative plaque, honouring the region’s Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme as a Defining Moment in Australian History.

03 March 2017

National Museum of Australia hosts events celebrating the work of Albert Namatjira
The National Museum is hosting a series of events, including a new exhibit and the launch of a charitable trust, to celebrate the work of artist Albert Namatjira, his community and descendants.

19 January 2017

Official Twitter #AustraliaDay emoji launched ahead of national celebrations
Twitter Australia, the National Australia Day Council and the National Museum of Australia are encouraging all Australians to share their Australia Day celebrations online, with the launch of an official #AustraliaDay Twitter emoji, unveiled today.

06 January 2017

National Museum marks one-millionth global visit to A History of the World in 100 Objects
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is celebrating the one-millionth global visit to its blockbuster exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, and is extending its opening hours until the show closes on 29 January 2017.

15 December 2016

Joint exhibition commemorates 2017 Australian of the Year national finalists
An advocate for living beyond dementia, a speech pathologist improving literacy in the justice system, a groundbreaking biomedical scientist and an Indigenous health leader, along with refugee champions and campaigners against slavery and domestic violence, will be honoured in a new exhibition featuring the 2017 Australian of the Year national finalists.

14 November 2016

Museum wins Canberra region tourism award for ‘Encounters’
The National Museum of Australia has won the Major Festivals and Events prize for its groundbreaking exhibition Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum, at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

03 November 2016

Indigenous artists in Japan for Canning exhibition
Renowned Indigenous artists are visiting Japan for two festival days this month, celebrating the opening of the National Museum of Australia’s One Road: Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts exhibition in Chiba, outside Tokyo.

31 October 2016

Museum acquires historic Melbourne Cup champion Michelle Payne’s riding breeches
The riding breeches worn by jockey Michelle Payne when she rode Prince of Penzance to a historic win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, have been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

26 October 2016

National Museum of Australia acquires rare gold Adelaide horseracing trophy
A rare 1881 solid gold horseracing trophy from the prestigious Adelaide Hunt Club has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra [with the generous support of donors to the 2017 Annual Appeal].

20 October 2016
12 October 2016

Vale Michael Ball
The Council and Staff of the National Museum of Australia have been greatly saddened by the passing of Mr Michael Ball AO.

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