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2003

Australians recorded for Eternity
10/04/2003
The personal stories of 25 extraordinary Australians, including cricketer Victor Trumper and bionic ear developer Professor Graeme Clark, will be brought to life in one of the National Museum of Australia's most popular galleries next month.

Drought in the Year of Freshwater
26/03/2003
Australia has just weathered the longest and worst drought for a century.

Canberra's green gardens to flourish again
19/03/2003
ACT residents whose gardens have been damaged or lost through drought and January's bushfires will get free advice from a panel of experts at a National Museum forum next weekend.

Museum performers recreate old magic
19/03/2003
Australia's most successful but now largely forgotten magician will be brought back to life in a performance work during a unique two-week residency this month at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Twists and turns of Museum's history
19/03/2003
One of Australia's foremost historians, Professor John Mulvaney, will reflect on the tangled history that led to the creation of the National Museum of Australia in a lecture this week to mark the Museum's second anniversary.

Museum reveals its unmentionables
14/03/2003
The National Museum of Australia is throwing open its closet next week to reveal the role of underwear in shaping Australian women's bodies and perhaps their minds.

Vietnamese writer joins National Museum
13/03/2003
A writer for young adults whose books feature Vietnamese culture in Australia is spending three weeks at the National Museum of Australia this month as the 2003 resident "Writer in the Museum".

Jetty upgrade for good ship Enterprise
12/03/2003
An upgrade to the jetty beside the National Museum in West Basin on Lake Burley Griffin last week has created a secure mooring site for the Museum's paddlesteamer, the PS Enterprise, in time for Canberra Day.

People and pollies agree on weapons
12/03/2003
A topical cartoon on the search for weapons of mass destruction by Fairfax contributor Ron Tandberg has been unanimously judged Australia's best political cartoon of 2002.

National Museum of Australia turns two!
11/03/2003
The National Museum of Australia celebrates its second birthday tomorrow, with Director Dawn Casey donning an apron and chef's hat to put the finishing touches on the Museum's cake.

Behind-the-camera look at Aussie films
10/03/2003
Film producer Rebel Penfold-Russell will draw back the curtain on her career, show her favourite footage, and tell some behind-the-scenes stories about the Australian film industry at the National Museum next week.

Pollies at the end of the cartoonist's pen
28/02/2003
Politicians get the last word in a forum at the National Museum this Sunday when they reveal how it feels to be caricatured by Australia's best cartoonists.

Rare Trades, Making things by hand in the digital age
14/02/2003
An intriguing exhibition featuring the tools, methods and philosophies of skilled trades people opens at Scienceworks on 18 February, 2003.

Frontier Conflict explored in Museum book
07/02/2003
The National Museum of Australia continues to explore the controversial issue of armed conflict between European settlers and Aborigines with the publication of Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience, to be launched at the Museum in Canberra next Monday, February 10.

Museum Voices bound for the classroom
03/02/2003
An ambitious series of educational materials aimed at bringing history alive for primary school students will be launched next Wednesday, February 12 at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Sky Lounge: Music + new media under the stars
31/01/2003
Kick back and imagine the future at the National Museum's outdoor new media festival Sky Lounge each Friday night in February.

Humphrey B Bear gives to National Museum
21/01/2003
Children's TV star Humphrey B Bear today hands over iconic Humphrey memorabilia including, reluctantly, his famous honeypot for the National Historical Collection held at the National Museum of Australia.

Weapons cartoon takes the political cake
21/01/2003
A topical cartoon on the search for weapons of mass destruction has won Fairfax contributor Ron Tandberg the National Museum of Australia's 2002 Political Humour Award.

Bonzer Aussie English for Australia Day
20/01/2003
The National Museum of Australia is celebrating Australia Day with a fair dinkum book launch complete with pavlovas and lamingtons, backpackers and Aussie English.

New partnership gives voice to the Murray Darling
16/01/2003
People of the Murray-Darling Basin will be given the means to participate in the management of the region's natural resources problems, with the launch today of a unique communication project at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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