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Vale Don McMichael
15/06/2017
The staff and Council of the National Museum of Australia note with sadness the recent death of Dr Don McMichael, inaugural Director of the National Museum and a long-term advocate for Australian museums.

Black swan objects wanted
06/06/2017
The National Museum is seeking objects that help tell the story relating to the adoption of the black swan as the symbol for the state of Western Australia.

A Change Is Gonna Come
24/05/2017
An exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum is being launched at the National Museum today.

Striking Torres Strait Islander masks on display
19/05/2017
An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition in the Torres Strait opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Draft Peninsula Plan
02/05/2017
Today the National Capital Authority released the Acton Peninsula Precinct Draft Structure Plan for community consultation.

Moon rock on display for first time in 15 years
06/04/2017
A fragment of a rock brought back from the 1972 ‘Apollo 17’ moon mission will be on display at the National Museum of Australia from Monday, 10 April, after appearing on celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox’s three-part Stargazing Live program.

National Museum honours Snowy Hydro as a Defining Moment in Australian History
19/03/2017
The National Museum of Australia today presented the town of Cooma in southern NSW with a commemorative plaque, honouring the region’s Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme as a Defining Moment in Australian History.

National Museum of Australia hosts events celebrating the work of Albert Namatjira
03/03/2017
The National Museum of Australia is hosting a series of events, including a new exhibit and the launch of a charitable trust, to celebrate the work of artist Albert Namatjira, his community and descendants.

Official Twitter #AustraliaDay emoji launched ahead of national celebrations
19/01/2017
Twitter Australia, the National Australia Day Council and the National Museum of Australia are encouraging all Australians to share their Australia Day celebrations online, with the launch of an official #AustraliaDay Twitter emoji, unveiled today.

National Museum marks one-millionth global visit to A History of the World in 100 Objects
06/01/2017
The National Museum in Canberra is celebrating the one-millionth global visit to its blockbuster exhibition, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum', and is extending its opening hours until the show closes on 29 January 2017.

Freewheeling opens in Canberra
13/04/2017
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is spinning into Canberra on the final stop of the National Museum of Australia’s successful two-year national tour.

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