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Canning Stock Route exhibition sets new record for visitors to National Museum
27/12/2010
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route, a remarkable collection of paintings and stories which reclaims the Aboriginal history of the world's longest stock route through the deserts of Western Australia, has set a new record for a temporary exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

Yalangbara: the remarkable Marika family
07/12/2010
The National Museum of Australia, in partnership with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, presents Yalangbara: Art of the Djang'kawu a free exhibition at the National Museum in Canberra from 7 December to 14 August, 2011.

National Museum acquires racing treasure
06/12/2010
One of Australia's earliest sporting trophies has been added to the collection of the National Museum of Australia.

National Museum to launch braille map
03/12/2010
The National Museum of Australia will launch a large print and tactile map of the building and exhibits and an interpretation brochure about the Garden of Australian Dreams on Friday 3 December, 2010 at 10am. The launch coincides with the International Day of People with Disability.

Come into our shed - an Open Day at the National Museum
12/11/2010
The National Museum of Australia will open storage and conservation work areas at the Museum's Mitchell, ACT store from 11am to 2pm on Sunday 14 November, 2010.

Aboriginal treasures at the Vatican
11/10/2010
Aboriginal artworks sent from Catholic missions in the north and west of Australia will be on display at the Vatican's Ethnological Museum from 15 October, 2010. The opening of the exhibition is timed to coincide with the canonisation of Mary MacKillop.

Exploration and Endeavour: Science in the South Seas
14/09/2010
The role of science in the voyages of discovery to Australia is explored in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

Racing Stars and Scholars to Lift the Lid on Melbourne Cup Magic
13/08/2010
The 150th anniversary celebrations for 'the race that stops the nation' TM will arrive in Canberra on Friday, 13 August, for a public Symposium at the National Museum of Australia (NMA), entitled The Heart of Australian Racing: The Melbourne Cup.

Major exhibition on the Canning Stock Route opens at National Museum
29/07/2010
The National Museum of Australia in partnership with the arts group FORM presents Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route, a remarkable collection of paintings and stories which reclaims the Aboriginal history of the world's longest stock route through the deserts of Western Australia.

Phar Lap's heart to stay in Canberra
17/06/2010
The National Museum of Australia has declined a request to transport Phar Lap's heart for display in Melbourne. Research on transporting the heart has affirmed the extreme risk of damage during transit.

National Museum's Papunya exhibition opens in China
09/06/2010
An exciting exhibition of Aboriginal art from the centre of Australia, from the collection of the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, has opened at the National Art Museum of China, NAMOC, in Beijing.

Big Bucket tells a Huge Story
29/04/2010
A 15-tonne bucket from a backhoe rock shovel excavator, used at a major iron ore mine in Western Australia, was unloaded yesterday at the National Museum of Australia's Repository in Canberra.

New Director for National Museum of Australia
15/04/2010
Minister for the Arts, Peter Garrett, and Chairman of the National Museum of Australia, Danny Gilbert, today announced the appointment of Andrew Sayers as Director of the National Museum.

National Museum's Papunya exhibition to visit
25/03/2010
The National Museum of Australia exhibition Papunya Painting: Out of the Australian Desert, which showcases the work of Aboriginal artists, will go on display at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing from June until August, 2010.

National Museum to showcase Irish in Australia
17/03/2010
The National Museum of Australia is developing a major exhibition on the Irish in Australia, to open on St Patrick's Day 2011.