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Melbourne Cup joins Phar Lap at Museum
The National Museum showcases two of Australia's icons next week when it displays the Melbourne Cup matched by, from its own collection, the heart of the legendary Phar Lap.

Museum snaps the World Cup
The National Museum in Canberra kicks off its celebration of the fifth Rugby World Cup next week when it launches a photographic exhibition of great sporting moments captured at earlier World Cup contests.

FJ Holden gears up for 50 years on the road
In the lead up to the FJ's 50th anniversary celebrations being held in Canberra this month, the National Museum of Australia is searching for an unrestored FJ Holden to add to its vast historic car collection.

National Museum the ACT's Best Tourist Attraction
The National Museum of Australia has been named the Canberra and Capital Region's Major Tourist Attraction, just three years after bursting on to the national tourism scene.

Lockwood locks into Outlawed! deal
Lockwood Security Products announces it will be the presenting sponsor of a new travelling National Museum of Australia exhibition exploring legends around the world's outlaws.

Warrior's weapons leave NZ for first time
Sacred items belonging to Maori leader Hone Heke arrive in Canberra this week, the first of many international deliveries for the upcoming National Museum of Australia exhibition, Outlawed! The World's Rebels, Revolutionaries and Bushrangers, presented by Lockwood.

Laurie Oakes takes interview hot seat
Political commentator Laurie Oakes will be quizzed about the shifting the role of the press gallery and a recent spate of leaks during a student interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Outlawed! World first for bushrangers and rebels
The first major exhibition to investigate national outlaws across the world Outlawed! The World's Rebels, Revolutionaries and Bushrangers opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 28 November, presented by Lockwood.

Dry Facts and Wet Specimens on show
A rarely seen collection of historical specimens, including a thylacine carcass and two-headed snake, will be on display during a special backstage tour at the National Museum of Australia this Wednesday.

Tassie tiger lives on Threatened Species Day
The tale of the lost Tasmanian tiger will highlight the need to preserve biodiversity during a special National Threatened Species Day talk at the National Museum in Canberra this Sunday.

Teens take on Qantas high flier
Qantas chairwoman Margaret Jackson will be quizzed tomorrow by three senior high school students in a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia.

Athlete launches into lifelong learning site
Gold medal-winning walker Nathan Deakes will put his keyboard finger skills to the test in Canberra this Monday to help launch a national lifelong learning website.

Bushfire renewal forum for Wattle Day
The renewal and recovery of Canberra's land and people after the devastation of the January bushfires will be explored in a community forum at the National Museum of Australia this Sunday.

Good ship Enterprise hits 125 years at steam
The National Museum of Australia's resident paddlesteamer, the Enterprise, celebrates its 125th anniversary this Saturday, making it one of the oldest operational steam-powered vessels in the world.

Science of sound, spies, fossils and films
An Enigma code-breaking machine demonstration and an international science film festival kick off Australian Science Festival activities at the National Museum this week.

Replica Kelly armour almost the real thing
The delicate process of creating a replica of the armour worn by Kelly Gang member Joe Byrne, without damaging the original, is under way in Sydney.

Scinema: Science film fest hits Canberra
Science and art combine forces in Canberra for an international festival of science film, including four Australian premieres, later this month.

International indigenous filmmaking forum
Filmmakers from Canada, New Zealand and Australia will examine indigenous filmmaking portrayal and practices during a live video link at the National Museum of Australia on Wednesday.

New "snapshots" from Australia's history
Changes to the Nation: Symbols of Australia exhibition, including the addition of objects linked to Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, will be on display from Thursday, 31 July.

National Museum review panel reports
The report of a major review into the exhibitions and public programs of the National Museum of Australia will be made public tomorrow morning.

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