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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

4 Sep 18

Defining Moments videos coming soon

a hand sketching a scene from the gold rush

Defining Moments in Australian History is being brought to life with the launch next week of a series of live-sketch animated videos for school students.

By National Museum of Australia


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