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Depression story a warning for Christmas
22/12/2004
The story of depression and loneliness felt by a successful businesswoman is told in a new display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra - serving as a timely reminder of depression during the festive season.

Stories of desert survival on show tomorrow
20/12/2004
The secrets of desert survival will be revealed by archaeologist Dr Mike Smith tomorrow during a media preview of the National Museum of Australia's new exhibition for 2005, Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere.

Desert art tells story of identity and survival
20/12/2004
Desert art as a powerful source of indigenous identity is explored in the National Museum of Australia's new exhibition which opens this Sunday, Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere.

Livingstone's cap, you correctly presume
13/12/2004
A small peaked cap and a compass used by Dr David Livingstone in his pioneering journey to central Africa will be installed at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday, 14 December.

Beazley recalls his childhood polio
07/12/2004
Veteran parliamentarian Kim Beazley will recall the devastating impact of childhood polio when he opens the new exhibition, A World Without Polio: Truly Remarkable, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this Thursday.

Precious Chilean objects arrive in Canberra
30/11/2004
A remarkable raft made of inflatable seal skins and a 4000-year-old mummy mask arrive at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow in readiness for the new exhibition, Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere.

Iron lung tells story of fear and hope
23/11/2004
An iron lung which helped generations of polio sufferers in a Sydney hospital to breathe arrives at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow for the new exhibition, A World Without Polio: Truly Remarkable.

Canberra Institute of Technology and National Museum of Australia formalise working partnership
16/11/2004
The Canberra Institute of Technology and the National Museum of Australia will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday 16 November 2004 to expand their collaboration of the past three years.

Huge pastoral gift to National Museum
06/11/2004
One of the largest and best-documented collections on the history of a major rural property has been donated to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Museum tourism's best second year in a row
06/11/2004
The National Museum of Australia has confirmed its status as a hallmark tourism destination after being awarded the Canberra and Capital Region's Major Tourist Attraction for the second year running.

Medical ethicist faces young interviewers
02/11/2004
The church's view on bioethics and its potential impact on political decisions will be examined during a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow with medical ethicist Dr Christopher Newell.

Smallest schools on show at NSW Parliament
19/10/2004
The lives of primary school students from six remote schools are being showcased in a new exhibition opening at New South Wales Parliament House this Thursday.

Aussie and US teens quiz US Ambassador
18/10/2004
The United States Ambassador to Australia, Tom Schieffer, will be quizzed by an international student panel about strategic alliances and Australian idiom at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday.

Bali survivor Speaks from the Heart in Canberra
07/10/2004
Bali bomb survivor Simon Quayle will reflect on his recovery and the memory of seven lost team mates at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Aboriginal remains home from Sweden
06/10/2004
The remains of some 20 Aboriginal people - most taken from Australia nearly a hundred years ago by a Swedish scientific expedition to the Kimberley - will be returned tomorrow in a special ceremony at the National Museum of Australia.

Great southern desert dwellers in Canberra
28/09/2004
The National Museum of Australia this week announces details of its forthcoming exhibition, Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, and introduces three remarkable stories of survival in some of the world's harshest conditions.

World's top metal conservators meet in Canberra
27/09/2004
The challenges of conserving precious metallic objects from Brunel's Great Britain steamship to a shipwrecked toilet, from early Australian motor cars to historic Maltese armour are being examined at the Metal 04 conference at the National Museum of Australia next week.

Governor-General faces young interviewers
20/09/2004
Students ask some surprising questions on Talkback Classroom ...

Tales of Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasures
16/09/2004
The secrets of Australian and Asian shipwrecks - how they are discovered, retrieved and protected - will be revealed in a free public forum at the National Museum of Australia this Sunday.

Australian flag home from World Trade Centre
10/09/2004
An Australian flag retrieved from the ruins of the World Trade Centre following the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 will be unveiled today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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