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New Aboriginal art movement showcased at National Museum
An exhibition of unique works from a new Aboriginal art movement emerging from the Western Desert will open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Friday 7 December, 2012 and be on display until November, 2013.

Revealing the Collection of the National Museum of Australia and how it is cared for
The National Museum of Australia is displaying big objects from the National Historical Collection in the spectacular entrance Hall and opening a major exhibition on how the Museum’s conservators care for the collection.

Fred Hollows eye-testing equipment donated to National Museum
The National Museum of Australia has received a donation of portable opthalmologist’s equipment used by the late Fred Hollows to restore eyesight for many thousands of people in Australia and overseas.

National Museum hosts major exhibition of contemporary Indigenous sculpture
A major exhibition of contemporary sculptures by established and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Thursday 12 July and will be on display until 14 October 2012.

International Museum Day
International Museum Day is a celebration of the crucial work of museums worldwide in collecting and sharing culture and preserving memory.

National Museum acquires rare drawings of remarkable stories
The National Museum of Australia has acquired two pen and ink drawings of a significant moment in Australian history drawn by an Aboriginal artist of the nineteenth century.

National Museum visitors travel the Silk Road
A major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra will bring to life the Silk Road. Stretching from China to eastern Europe, the Silk Road was the most celebrated trade route for more than a thousand years.