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2004

Pyne, Collins, Brown face first-time voters
31/08/2004
Three first-time student voters go head to head with politicians from three parties during a special election Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Holden story belongs to all Australians
25/08/2004
Two iconic FX Holdens unveiled today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra will take visitors on a nostalgic journey celebrating the nation's first and most popular mass produced car.

National Museum unveils two motoring icons
24/08/2004
Two iconic treasures of Australia's motoring history will be unveiled at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra at 11.15am tomorrow.

Bringing Darwin to the National Museum
11/08/2004
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra wants to hear over the next fortnight from community groups in Darwin who would like their suburb to feature in a photographic exhibit which depicts 'life in the burbs'.

Kelp armour, possums and political activism
06/08/2004
The stories of Aboriginal people from Victoria and Tasmania who are reclaiming lost cultural traditions go on show at the National Museum of Australia on Monday to mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

Science film fest screens across Australia
05/08/2004
The annual science film festival, SCINEMA, extends well beyond its Canberra base this year, with screenings of the world's best science films at more than 30 locations across Australia in August.

An historic venture
04/08/2004
The History Channel is pleased to announce an historic agreement with the National Museum of Australia. The two year agreement is the first formal collaboration for the channel and is part of a broader plan which has the channel working with museums and historic societies across the country.

Conflict and beyond: Real families of the frontier
30/07/2004
The unknown stories of intermarriage, domesticity and the acts of cooperation - and conflict - that form the global frontier experience will be revealed in a ground-breaking conference at the National Museum of Australia next week.

Purchase builds national breastplate collection
27/07/2004
The purchase of 15 Aboriginal breastplates at auction today means the National Museum of Australia now holds one of the most significant collections in the world.

Sunken Treasures unveiled in Canberra
27/07/2004
The finest pieces from a massive shipload of ceramics which lay at the bottom of the sea for 500 years are being installed at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday.

Kerry Nettle faces thorny questions
26/07/2004
Outspoken young Greens Senator Kerry Nettle will be quizzed about her long-term political intentions and the sustainability of the party's environmental policies during a Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia this Wednesday.

Hip hop beat for new National Museum stories
16/07/2004
The lives and places, slang and speech of young Australians will be captured using hip hop in a new storytelling venture by the National Museum of Australia.

National Museum starts major changes
02/07/2004
The National Museum of Australia is to change two of its five permanent exhibitions and refurbish all the galleries to improve the way stories are told and themes explored.

Jimmy Little headlines NAIDOC Week at Museum
30/06/2004
One of Australia's newest National Living Treasures, Jimmy Little, will talk about his remarkable musical career - and his recent kidney transplant - to launch NAIDOC Week celebrations at the National Museum of Australia.

National Museum embarks on Olympic Odyssey
29/06/2004
A host of Australian Olympians, sports journalists and two Greek boys who grew up in Sydney are visiting the National Museum of Australia next month as a winter warmup for the Athens Olympic Games.

Changing views of war and citizenship
28/06/2004
The changing view of citizenship in times of war - the conflicting loyalties and internment of enemies - is being examined in a symposium at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra this week

Local cartoonist wins Canberra's approval
24/06/2004
Canberra Times cartoonist Geoff Pryor has triumphed in his home town, winning the People's Choice award in the last week of the National Museum of Australia's Behind the Lines exhibition.

Wentworth women capture riverine environment
24/06/2004
A photographic exhibition by nine Wentworth women will be launched tomorrow in an ambitious new project to get Murray Darling Basin communities talking about their local environment and cultural heritage.

Students quiz Lawrence on Labor's left
22/06/2004
Australian Labor Party President Carmen Lawrence will be quizzed about factions, the left's leadership record and new recruit Peter Garrett during a National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom session on Thursday.

Sunken Treasures reveal secrets of the deep
22/06/2004
The secrets of a massive shipload of ceramics which lay at the bottom of the sea for 500 years are revealed in a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia in August.

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