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The National Museum of Australia is a social history museum. We explore the land, nation and people of Australia. We focus on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment

13 Jul 18

In celebration of Rome

A small group of people dressed in costume surround a decorative cake in the form of a Roman coin

The Museum is celebrating Julius Caesar’s birthday with cake in the lead up to the Rome: City and Empire exhibition opening on 21 September 2018.

By National Museum of Australia


15 Jun 18

Museum acquires Nancy Kiwat sculpture

Nancy Kiwat with her ghost-net dinghy sculpture.

Nancy Kiwat's 'Monument at Kemus Cove, Erub', which won best work in the Gab Titui Cultural Centre Indigenous Art Awards 2017, is on show at the National Museum.

By National Museum of Australia


6 Jun 17

Seeking black swan memorabilia

Ceramic plate with gold trim and an illustration of a black swan on a map of Western Australia

The National Museum is seeking objects that help to tell a story about the adoption of the black swan to represent the state of Western Australia.

By National Museum of Australia