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Upcoming special exhibitions at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, open 9am to 5pm daily, closed Christmas Day

A black and white painting of a stark, rocky landscape with low scrub.
One Tree, by Paul Ogier. © the artist

Black Mist Burnt Country

A Burrinja national touring exhibition

24 August – 18 November 2018 | First Australians Focus Gallery | Free

A collection of Australian artworks telling the story of British atomic testing in Australia, with works from Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Jonathan Kumintjarra Brown, Judy Watson and more.

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An image of Cleopatra
Head resembling Cleopatra, 50–30 BC. © Trustees of the British Museum

Rome: City and Empire

From the British Museum

21 September 2018 – 3 February 2019 | Temporary Gallery | Costs apply

The stories of Rome and its vast empire continue to captivate and intrigue people almost 3000 years after their foundation. Rome: City and Empire brings to Canberra more than 200 of the British Museum’s most engaging and beautiful Roman objects. They tell the story of how Rome grew from a series of small villages to become a mighty empire.

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore how the empire was won, witness the grandeur of Rome and understand and celebrate the rich diversity of its peoples.

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The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the National Museum of Australia.


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