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Nation's best cartoonists go Behind the Lines
Queensland Minister for the Arts Matt Foley today launched an exhibition of Australia's best political cartoons from a year marked by the conflict in Iraq.

Taking Alice Springs to the National Museum
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra wants to hear from community groups in Alice Springs who would like their suburb to feature in a photographic exhibit which depicts 'life in the burbs'.

Crime writers investigate love of whodunits
Some of Australia's top crime writers will look for clues about the amazing popularity of their chosen genre at a National Museum of Australia forum this Sunday.

High-tech outlaws storm cyber space
Blockbuster films on a dozen big screens, a new website, interactive games and a do-it-yourself movie studio all help visitors to the National Museum of Australia's new Outlawed! exhibition achieve the ultimate museum multimedia experience.

Enterprise slips back into lake after major works
The National Museum of Australia's resident paddlesteamer, the Enterprise, will be relaunched on Lake Burley Griffin on Monday after an intensive three-week overhaul.

New exhibition marks DisAbility Day in Canberra
A collection of art works reflecting the spaces, faces and places of Australia go on display at the National Museum tomorrow, to celebrate the International Day of People with a DisAbility.

Female outlaws crack gender barriers
India's recently murdered Bandit Queen leads the female outlaws legends portrayed in a new National Museum of Australia exhibition.

Outlaws take the stage for world first
The first major exhibition to investigate national outlaw legends Outlawed! The World's Rebels, Revolutionaries and Bushrangers opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today, presented by Lockwood.

Students turn tables on Latham
Shadow Treasurer and tough talker Mark Latham faces hard questions himself tomorrow when students quiz him on tax breaks for upper-income Australians and mortgage subsidies for lower-income Australians during a National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom session.

Final outlaws in place for world first
Exotic objects telling the stories of outlaws from China and Japan will be installed at the National Museum in Canberra this Monday, four days out from the official opening of the new travelling exhibition, Outlawed!

Native title: courts to canvas
The power of indigenous art as cultural evidence will be explored in a landmark forum being held at the National Museum of Australia next month.

Three lost sons recalled on Armistice Day
The story of three brothers who all lost their lives in the Second World War has been introduced to the National Museum in Canberra, to mark Armistice Day this Tuesday, 11 November.

Student hacks unravel the real Beazley
Labor leadership contender Kim Beazley will be quizzed about the direction of the Australian Labor Party during a student interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow

Writer tells tales of heroic Aussie women
Distinguished writer and art historian Susanna de Vries will chart the heroic contributions of three relatively unknown Australian women at a free public lecture at the National Museum this weekend

Museum stops (early) for Melbourne Cup
A hot tip for those who want to know more about the Melbourne Cup is a seminar this week at the National Museum of Australia at which leading historians and curators will focus on the Cup's social and cultural history

Children's writer Gleitzman visits Museum
Morris Gleitzman, who has won the hearts of Australian young readers with his witty and often-irreverent tales, will make two appearances this week at the National Museum as part of its celebration of Children's Week.

Deputy PM grilled on Murray-Darling
Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson will be questioned how landmark decisions on water allocation will affect school students in years to come during a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Museum launches It's Alive! children's book
The National Museum of Australia a place that makes history come alive has inspired some of Australia's best known children's writers and illustrators to create an anthology to be launched during Children's Week on Monday.

FJ Holden gears up for 50th anniversary
The National Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the FJ Holden for many Australians the first family car or the first car they learnt to drive all day Saturday.

Wild West and Warner Bros ride into town
The largest overseas shipment of outlaw-related objects for the National Museum's new Outlawed! exhibition including fragments from Jessie James' coffin and Kevin Costner's costume in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves arrives in Canberra tomorrow.

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