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Old Masters - A true Australian art movement
Rare bark paintings will feature in a December exhibition of Arnhem Land artworks at the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

National Museum of Australia acquires a piece of exploration history
The National Museum of Australia has acquired a pocket watch belonging to the father of the Overland Telegraph and one of Australia’s greatest inland explorers, John McDouall Stuart.

On Country: Connect, Work, Celebrate
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is launching On Country: Connect, Work, Celegrate - an exhibition celebrating how Indigenous people apply generations of knowledge to manage Australia's land, rivers and sea.

National Museum of Australia acquires the oldest intact Melbourne Cup
It is the race that stops the nation and the National Museum of Australia in Canberra hopes to stop visitors in their tracks with the acquisition of the earliest unaltered Melbourne Cup in existence.

National Wheelchair Trek Honoured
Disability campaigner Jacob Baldwin dedicated his life to proving that everyone has the ability to achieve and the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is honouring his work by displaying a wheelchair used in his high profile four-and-half year Australia-wide Ability Trek.

Wondering what to do with that old bike taking up space in the shed?
The National Museum of Australia is launching a call-out in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia for four historic bicycles and pre-1945 bicycle-riding outfits to enhance its collection, ahead of an upcoming bicycle exhibition that will tour nationally next year.

National Museum of Australia Director to leave Museum
The Director of the National Museum of Australia, Andrew Sayers, AM, has announced his intention to retire from the Australian Public Service, effective from 1 July, 2013.

National Museum returns to the Glorious Days of 1913
It was a year when Australia, a new nation, embraced the modern world: aeroplanes, pocket cameras, roller-skates and cinemas. It was the year of Dally Messenger’s final premiership and Mawson’s fateful Antarctic exhibition.

Museum archaeologist Mike Smith awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours list
Senior Fellow at the National Museum of Australia's Research Centre Dr Mike Smith was awarded an AM for significant service to archaeological scholarship.