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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

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.

14 June 2021

David Jones and Peter Yu receive Order of Australia awards
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has congratulated Council chair David Jones and former Council member Professor Peter Yu on their Order of Australia awards.

02 June 2021

National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Tracey Whiting AM to the Museum Council
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Ms Tracey Whiting AM to the Museum’s Council.

18 May 2021

Ancient Greeks blockbuster comes to Australia after COVID-19 delay
A major exhibition, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes from the British Museum featuring iconic objects which have never toured the southern hemisphere, is coming to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra in December 2021, after COVID-19 delayed its arrival last year.

20 April 2021

Rare treasures on display from Museum's largest acquisition
Over 500 Australian historical artefacts and decorative arts objects drawn from the internationally recognised Trevor Kennedy Collection are now on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

11 March 2021

National Museum celebrates 20 years
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has commissioned renowned guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan to compose a suite of music inspired by historic collection objects to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its opening.

19 February 2021

Piinpi exhibition opens in Canberra
Bendigo Art Gallery’s spectacular exhibition of contemporary Indigenous fashion will open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 19 February 2021 as part of a national tour.

26 January 2021

Council member Stephen Byron receives Australia Day honour
The National Museum congratulates Council member Stephen Byron on being awarded an Order of Australia for his significant service to the aviation infrastructure sector, and to tourism.

26 January 2021

Former Council member, the late Maureen Kerridge (Plavsic) receives Australia Day honour
The National Museum paid tribute to its former Council member, the late Maureen Kerridge (Plavsic), who has been awarded an Order of Australia for significant service to the television industry, to the arts, and to charitable organisations.

16 December 2020

Joint exhibition commemorates 2021 Australian of the Year
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2021 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients that reveal meaningful stories about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

09 December 2020

Stunning exhibition showcases iconic Australian photographs and stories
An exhibition of 56 iconic photographs and stories from the outback, bush and coast, will open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today, as part of an unprecedented partnership between Australian Geographic and the Museum.

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