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New Exhibition Commemorates 2016 Australian of the Year Finalists
16/12/2015
Champions for gender equality, the abolition of capital punishment, conservation, personal sacrifice for others, affordable health care and the building of youth self-esteem, are honoured in a new exhibition featuring the National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) 2016 Australian of the Year finalists.

Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum
26/11/2015
A Gweagal shield and two spears collected when Lieutenant James Cook first set foot in Botany Bay in 1770 are among the rare artefacts on display in a landmark exhibition, Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum, launched in Canberra today.

National Museum acquires historic Australian Rules collection
20/11/2015
Australian Rules Grand Final winning jumpers and trophies, worn and won by the Richmond legend Royce Hart, are among items purchased by the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

National Museum and The Prince’s Charities Australia announce International Indigenous Cultural Scholarships
11/11/2015
Scholarships in Australia and the United Kingdom promoting cultural work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, will commence next year as part of an inaugural partnership between the National Museum of Australia (NMA) and The Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA).

National Museum acquires historic Phar Lap Catalogue
02/11/2015
An historic 1928 catalogue documenting the sale of the champion racehorse Phar Lap to American businessman David J Davis, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

National Museum publishes new children’s book by acclaimed author Jackie French
28/10/2015
Horace, a very big horse with an even bigger heart, is the hero of a new children’s book, Horace the Baker’s Horse, which is published and launched today by the National Museum of Australia.

“I like Aeroplane Jelly”
27/10/2015
A Model-T Ford truck used to promote the iconic Aeroplane Jelly brand has today gone on show at Canberra Airport.

The passing of the former National Museum of Australia director, Andrew Sayers
12/10/2015
Statement by National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca

National Museum launches new exhibition, 'Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route'
05/08/2015
Stories of contact, conflict and survival are featured in a striking new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia.

National Heritage Board and Australian museums strengthen collaboration through memorandums of understanding
27/07/2015
Singapore’s National Heritage Board today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Australian museums, National Museum of Australia and Museum Victoria.

National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of David Jones as Chair of the Museum Council
06/07/2015
The National Museum of Australia has welcomed the appointment of David Jones, as Chair of the Museum’s Council.

National Museum marks High Court's Mabo decision
19/06/2015
The High Court’s pivotal 1992 Mabo ruling is honoured today as part of the National Museum of Australia’s Defining Moments project, which explores key dates that have defined the country's history over more than 50,000 years.

Napoleon Bonaparte's Artists Capture the Wonders of Australia's People, Animals and Landscapes
15/05/2015
Exquisite illustrations by French artists made during Nicolas Baudin's 1800s exploration of Australia will come to Australia as the result of a deal clinched in Canberra today between the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France, and six Australian museums.

Historic Visit by National Museum's Indigenous Delegation to British Museum
27/04/2015
An Indigenous delegation from the National Museum of Australia in Canberra will travel to the United Kingdom this week to meet with British Museum trustees and visit the landmark Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation exhibition in London.

National Museum honours Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy
20/03/2015
The life of Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy is commemorated today at the National Museum of Australia as part of its Defining Moments project, which explores key dates that have defined the country's history over more than 50,000 years.

Major partnership between the National Museum and British Museum
25/02/2015
A landmark partnership between the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum will see rare objects, including a shield from the earliest encounter between Indigenous Australians and Lieutenant James Cook, brought to Australia for the first time since they were collected.

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