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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
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Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

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Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710

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Media releases

10 October 2016

Vision and hearing impaired access for 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
For the first time in a major exhibition, the National Museum of Australia is offering a suite of special features for blind, vision and hearing-impaired visitors to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

22 September 2016

A tribute to John Mulvaney 1925–2016
The passing of Professor Emeritus DJ (John) Mulvaney AO CMG is a deeply sad occasion for the nation

08 September 2016

Remarkable treasures from the British Museum’s collection on display in Canberra
A rare 2000 year old bronze sculptural head of the Roman emperor Augustus is one of the unique treasures in the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition, which opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

11 August 2016

AnthropoScene film competition
An astounding 141 entries from around the world have been received for AnthropoScene Film Competition, an initiative between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Six finalists will be preselected by the jury for public screening on 28 October at the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: [Not] In My Backyard for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.

08 August 2016

Bedford truck acquisition
The National Museum of Australia is acquiring the historic Bedford truck which was used to deliver supplies and correspondence to the Aboriginal stockmen, domestic workers and families who walked off ‘Wave Hill’ station in August 1966 in the Northern Territory, as a protest against unfair wages.

03 August 2016

CSIRO global wi-fi invention in ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ exhibition
A revolutionary 1992 CSIRO invention that led to wi-fi as we know it today, has been chosen by the National Museum of Australia to be part of the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition which opens in Canberra in September.

01 August 2016

Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships awardees
Six awardees will embark on three-month intensive internships in Australia and the United Kingdom after being chosen for the inaugural 2016 Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships, sponsored by the National Museum of Australia (NMA) and The Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA).

09 June 2016

Iconic Canning Stock Route paintings tour Japan
Iconic Indigenous paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s Canning Stock Route collection go on display in Japan today, at the start of a major international tour of a jewel in the crown of the institution’s National Historical Collection.

16 May 2016

Museum acquires Namatjira painting
A watercolour painting of Mount Hermannsburg and the Lutheran Mission, by renowned Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia.

17 February 2016

World record breaking fleece on display at RSPCA ACT
RSPCA ACT in partnership with the National Museum of Australia is proud to launch the display of ‘Chris’ the sheep’s record-breaking fleece.

09 February 2016

National Museum acquires Peter Norman Olympic singlet
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has acquired the historic 1968 Olympic singlet worn by Australian silver medallist Peter Norman, who was best known for his part in that event’s historic civil rights podium protest.

08 February 2016

Vale Dr John Hirst
Dr John Hirst, the renowned Australian historian who passed away last week, made a remarkable contribution to the National Museum of Australia over many years.

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