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Museum cartooning exhibition wraps up 2007
13/12/2007
Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons, an exhibition exploring the twists and turns of another eventful year in Australian politics, opens tomorrow at the National Museum of Australia.

Top cartoonists go behind the lines at Museum
12/12/2007
Through the eyes of Australia's top cartoonists, a National Museum of Australia exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons captures the twists and turns of another eventful year in Australian politics.

Museum exhibition paints story of Papunya
27/11/2007
Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert is a National Museum of Australia exhibition showcasing the work of Aboriginal artists and their supporters in the early days of the Papunya Tula art movement, between 1974 and 1981.

National Museum opens Papunya exhibition
26/11/2007
During the 1970s and early 1980s artists at the Northern Territory community of Papunya created a body of work which transformed understandings of Aboriginal art. Papunya Painting: Out of the Desert, a free exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, explores the stories behind the canvas.

Pacific workshops stimulate regional dialogue
20/11/2007
Australian and Pacific museum directors, industry professionals and researchers will share their knowledge and experience in a two-day program of workshops at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday November 22 and Friday November 23, 2007.

Students go behind the lines on political satire
13/11/2007
A panel of three Canberra secondary students will interview broadcaster John Safran and Canberra cartoonist David Pope about political satire in a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia on Wednesday November 14 at 10am.

Museum wins tourism award for record year
12/11/2007
The National Museum of Australia has been named winner of the Canberra and Capital Region's Tourism award for best Major Tourist Attraction for the fifth year running.

National Museum sends Emily exhibition to Japan
18/10/2007
The National Museum of Australia will present an exhibition of works by the Australian artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye: Utopia, the Genius of Emily Kame Kngwarreye at the National Museum of Art, Osaka and the National Art Centre, Tokyo in 2008.

Donation from Ellis helps Museum profile netball
10/10/2007
Liz Ellis, Captain of the Australian Netball Team, has donated some of her personal netball memorabilia to the National Museum of Australia to document the development of the game and is encouraging other elite Australian sports people to do the same.

Museum Research Fellow wins history prize
10/10/2007
Dr Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia's Centre for Historical Research, has won the 2007 NSW Premier's Australian History Prize for her publication How a Continent Created a Nation.

Migration exhibition opens at National Museum
26/09/2007
Migration Memories, an exhibition providing a snapshot of Australian migration history is now on display at the National Museum of Australia. Exhibition components from two locations; Lightning Ridge, NSW and Robinvale, VIC, are displayed together for the first time.

National Museum brings memories together
19/09/2007
Professor Mandy Thomas, Pro-Vice Chancellor at the Australian National University will launch Migration Memories, an exhibition providing a snapshot of Australian migration history, at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday, September 20 at 10.30am.

Montreal expo display captures 1960s Australia
13/09/2007
The National Museum of Australia will mark forty years since Expo 67 Montreal, Canada, which is regarded as one of Australia's most successful overseas promotions.

National Museum display revisits era of funk
12/09/2007
The National Museum of Australia will mark 40 years since expo 67 Montreal, Canada, which is regarded as one of Australia's most successful overseas promotions.

National Museum installs September 11 flag
05/09/2007
A tattered and torn Australian flag found in the ruins of the World Trade Center in New York will go on display at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, September 7.

Spanish expeditions arrive at National Museum
15/08/2007
His Excellency Mr Antonio Cosano, Ambassador of Spain will officially open Spanish Expeditions to the South Pacific from the 16th to 18th centuries, at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday, August 16 at 11.30am.

Museum forum asks 'Who You Callin' Urban?'
03/07/2007
The National Museum of Australia is celebrating NAIDOC Week with a free public forum exploring Indigenous identity and culture in urban environments. The forum, 'Who You Callin' Urban?' will be held on Friday, July 6.

Students to quiz Malcolm Turnbull on water crisis
18/06/2007
Three Brisbane secondary students will question The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources about Australia's water crisis in a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia today.

Museum symposium explores Leichhardt
14/06/2007
Eminent scholars will talk about Ludwig Leichhardt in all his facets – explorer, scientist, and figure of literature and mystery, in a free public symposium at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

Students to quiz Mal Brough on Indigenous rights
30/05/2007
Three secondary students will question The Hon Mal Brough, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs about the 1967 Referendum, racism, education and health in a Talkback Classroom forum at the National Museum of Australia on Thursday, 31 May.

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