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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.

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

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.

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.

Vale Dr John Hirst
Statement by National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca

New #AustraliaDay twitter emoji unveiled as Australians prepare to share their Australia Day
Whether you’re celebrating 26 January 2016 by swimming at the beach, firing up the BBQ or watching fireworks, this Australia Day there’s one way to make sure you are part of celebrations across the nation – with an exclusive Australia Day Twitter emoji.