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Travelling exhibitions

National and international tours

The National Museum of Australia tours its exhibitions to venues across Australia and the globe.

Evolution: Masks from the Torres Strait

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

An exploration of the longstanding importance of masks in Torres Strait culture and how they influence contemporary art forms.

Melbourne Museum, Victoria, 15 September – 28 January 2019

Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Governor Lachlan Macquarie

Highlighting Governor Lachlan Macquarie's lasting contribution to social reform, exploration and urban development in Australia and New South Wales.

Macquarie Group Limited, Sydney, weekdays from 15 September 2014

Red clay teapot

Happy Birthday Play School

Celebrates 50 years of the iconic ABC children's television show.

Albury LibraryMuseum, New South Wales, 1 December 2018 – 27 January 2019

Midawarr | Harvest

Midawarr | Harvest

Stunning artworks exploring the plants of north-east Arnhem Land, by Yolŋu elder Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda and landscape painter John Wolseley.

Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin NT, 3 August 2018 – 3 March 2019

an Aboriginal bark painting depicting a kangaroo

Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists

This exhibition showcases the work of Australia’s great bark painters: Aboriginal artists from Arnhem Land who carried one of the oldest continuing traditions of art into the modern era.

China, venue and date to be confirmed soon

Warakurna exhibition


Aboriginal artworks from the Western Desert depicting scenes of everyday life and people, historic and contemporary stories.