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The National Museum’s Public Affairs team assists the media with inquiries about the Museum, its collections and exhibitions, and helps connect media with our expert staff.

Where to find us

National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Media contact

Diana Streak
0409 888 976
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

17 January 2022

Ash Barty donates Wimbledon championship outfit to the Museum
World number one and Australian tennis champion Ashleigh (Ash) Barty has donated the outfit she wore during her victorious 2021 Wimbledon campaign to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

06 January 2022

Museum partners with Greek Festival Sydney
The National Museum of Australia will host a day of festivities on Saturday 12 February 2022, in conjunction with the Greek Festival Sydney at the Agora, showcasing the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of Greece.

05 January 2022

Museum welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander centre
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s plan to build a $316.5 million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin which will be the new home for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

22 December 2021

Museums among Australia’s most trusted organisations
A new survey by the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) has revealed that public trust in museums is 78 percent. Museums received one of the highest ratings of the 17 organisations surveyed, which included universities and the media.

16 December 2021

Exhibition honours 2022 Australian of the Year recipients
A tennis racquet, a group of tiles created from recycled materials, handcuffs and footprints of a murdered woman are among the objects chosen by the 2022 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, who include Australia’s ‘Rubbish Queen’, a vaccination expert and Indigenous and Paralympic sporting legends.

16 December 2021

Ancient Greeks blockbuster opens
A compelling exhibition exploring the theme of competition in the Ancient Greek world and featuring stunning objects from the British Museum’s collection, opens at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, 17 December.

09 December 2021

Chinese sculptures on display at the National Museum in Canberra
As part of an ongoing partnership with the prestigious National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), three modern Chinese sculptures is on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

05 November 2021

National Museum welcomes new Council Chair
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Warwick Smith AO as the new Chair of the Museum’s Council.

08 September 2021

Australian arts icon Robyn Archer donates collection
Internationally acclaimed singer, writer, performer, artistic director and public arts advocate Robyn Archer AO has donated personal items collected over two decades to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

24 August 2021

National Museum welcomes two new appointments to the Museum Council
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Sandra Chipchase and Natasha Bowness to the Museum’s Council.

23 June 2021

Museum launches iconic Arnhem Land sound and sensory exhibition
The first major exploration of didjeridu, produced by the South Australian Museum in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, will go on display in Canberra for the final leg of its tour.

15 June 2021

Major philanthropic gift for Discovery Centre
Leading Australian philanthropists Mr Tim Fairfax AC and Mrs Gina Fairfax have supported the development of a new dedicated children’s play and education space at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which will open in October 2021.

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