Media releases listing by year
Mummified thylacine has national message
A rare mummified thylacine head goes on show at the National Museum of Australia this Friday, reminding Australians about the animal's former presence on the mainland.
Rare FJ Holden finds a home in Canberra
A rare unrestored FJ Holden - which sat in a garage for years after its owner was startled by her first encounter with traffic lights - has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia.
Popular Play School exhibition hits the road
Ten Australian cities and towns are being invited to open wide and come inside to Hickory Dickory Dock a travelling National Museum of Australia exhibition exploring the changing face of Play School.
Nancy Bird-Walton makes flying Museum visit
Australia's best-known female pilot and barnstormer, Nancy Bird-Walton, will tomorrow visit the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, where her flying helmet and goggles have just gone on show.
Veteran cartoonist under the spotlight
The man behind more than 20 years of political cartoons in the Canberra Times, Geoff Pryor, is under the spotlight himself when he fronts Talkback Classroom this Thursday at the National Museum of Australia.
Andrew Bartlett takes gamble with students
Australian Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett will be questioned about his views and policies on gambling, by senior students in a Talkback Classroom session this Monday at the National Museum of Australia.
Nation's best cartoonists go Behind the Lines
More than 100 works by Australia's best political cartoonists go on show in Canberra tomorrow for the National Museum of Australia's popular annual political cartooning exhibition, Behind the Lines.
Petty goes Behind the Lines for cartoons launch
Celebrated Australian cartoonist Bruce Petty visits Canberra this Friday, 21 May for the launch of the National Museum of Australia's popular annual political cartooning exhibition, Behind the Lines.
Canberra joins global AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Canberra's annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes on a new urgency this Sunday as HIV infection rates in Australia begin to rise again - and the International Memorial Day reaches its 21st year.
Outlawed! Hosted By Scott Mcgregor
THE HISTORY CHANNEL CROSSES OVER TO THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW... Get a glimpse of these fascinating stories on The History Channel premiering Saturday, May 15 at 6:20pm, then weekly every Saturday at 6:20pm.
Aden Ridgeway quizzed on youth appeal
Democrats Senator Aden Ridgeway will be questioned about a perceived loss of youth appeal in his party at a Talkback Classroom interview this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia.
Anzac pilgrims end their journey in Canberra
Personal mementos from some of the thousands of young Australians who join Anzac Day services at Gallipoli go on show at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.
Aussie and US teens question UN official
Australian and American students will interview United Nations Civil Society Service Chief Ramu Damodaran about global citizenship during a special international Talkback Classroom session at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday.
Bringing the music back to Thursday Island
The National Museum of Australia is releasing a major CD collection of Torres Strait Islander music and songs to mark the opening on Thursday Island of the region's first major cultural centre
Kelly judged a hero - Ben Hall still bad
A survey conducted by the National Museum of Australia during its current exhibition, Outlawed!, reveals that the popularity of bushranger Ned Kelly is invincible, with 60 per cent of visitors judging the controversial icon a hero.
Behind the Lines
More than 100 works by Australia's best political cartoonists go on show in Canberra this winter for the National Museum of Australia's popular annual political cartooning exhibition, Behind the Lines.
Youth goes digital in debate over Murray's future
An online photographic exhibition by Echuca youth will be launched tomorrow as part of National Youth Week. It marks the beginning of an ambitious communication project to get Murray Darling Basin communities talking about their local environment and cultural heritage.
Larry Anthony answers young voters
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Larry Anthony goes head to head with three of his young charges in a Talkback Classroom interview this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia.
South Sea Islander culture comes to Canberra
The culture of Australia's South Sea Islanders and their controversial contribution to the early sugar cane industry is explored in a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia next Thursday.
Historic instruments feature in birthday concert
A string quartet crafted by world-famous Australian violin maker AE Smith is being played for the first time in more than a decade at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday.