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The National Museum of Australia inspires, challenges and empowers people to find their voice and place in the world.


We strive to build a just and equitable society that honours and respects the First Nations peoples of this continent and all who have come after.

We collect, document, research and make accessible heritage collections that represent the diversity of experience in Australia.

We engage with audiences physically and digitally to promote learning, dialogue and debate about our past, present and future.

We promote collaborative work across the breadth of artistic and creative practice to enhance the cultural life of our nation.

We value and respect the commitment and contribution of all who participate in and contribute to the Museum’s community.


The National Museum of Australia will serve the Australian public through:

  • Truth-telling and honesty
  • Mutual support and openness
  • Inclusion, fairness and equity
  • Innovation and efficiency
  • Excellence and leadership
  • The quality of our welcome
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