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Rare Arnhem Land bark paintings on show in Beijing
14/06/2018
Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection will headline an unprecedented exhibition tour of Arnhem Land artworks across China in 2018.

National Museum’s Songlines exhibition wins most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018
06/06/2018
The National Museum's blockbuster Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has won the nation’s most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018.

Gandel Philanthropy partners with National Museum in multimillion dollar initiative
15/05/2018
Prominent Australian philanthropists John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million in a partnership with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra to support an unprecedented $6.5 million Defining Moments Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide.

‘So That You Might Know Each Other’
19/04/2018
Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition opening today at the National Museum of Australia.

Russell Crowe’s ‘Romper Stomper’ Doc Martens purchased by National Museum of Australia
08/04/2018
A pair of iconic maroon leather Doc Martens boots worn by Russell Crowe in ‘Romper Stomper’ has been purchased by the National Museum of Australia.

Acclaimed Chinese performer to champion National Museum of Australia in China
29/03/2018
Nationally acclaimed performer and advocate for traditional Chinese culture, Guo Degang has announced he will serve as a cultural ambassador in China for Canberra’s National Museum of Australia.

Exquisite French watercolours provide a glimpse into Australia’s past
29/03/2018
Stunning depictions of Australian fauna are part of an exhibition of vivid watercolours made by French artists 200 years ago during Nicholas Baudin’s scientific expedition to map Australia, on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Songlines showcased at ASEAN Leaders' Summit
17/03/2018
The groundbreaking National Museum of Australia exhibition ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’, will headline at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Australia Special Summit in Sydney.

Pearls and pearlshell
22/02/2018
A rare 2000-year-old pearl, an historic hard-hat diving helmet and examples of luminous carved pearlshell are among the objects that tell the story of the nation’s pearling industry in a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and yarn bomber artist Eloise Murphy reveal Love Wheels
01/01/2003
A rainbow-coloured crochet bike was welcomed to the National Museum of Australia today.

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