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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.

Australian of the Year Awards 2018

2018 Australian of the Year exhibition

Personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients that tell us something special about their aspirations and experiences.

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland, 11 August – 13 October 2018

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.

Museum of Tropical Queensland, 24 March – 2 September 2018

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.

Bundaberg Regional Arts Centre, Queensland, 11 August – 7 October 2018

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.

National Museum of China, Beijing, 3 July – 2 September 2018

Warakurna exhibition

Warakurna

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

Warwick Art Gallery, Queensland, 24 August – 6 October 2018