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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.

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

Media contact

Diana Streak
0409 888 976

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Media releases

08 April 2024

Indigenous Encounters Fellows announced for international program
Six Indigenous cultural workers will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at leading cultural institutions in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, as part of the National Museum of Australia’s Encounters Fellowship Program for 2024.

08 April 2024

Illuminating Egypt festival celebrates community and culture under the stars
Experience a dazzling array of sights, sounds and tastes celebrating the wonder of Egypt at the Illuminating Egypt Festival on Saturday 13 April at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

21 March 2024

Belonging exhibition showcases final collection of extensive acquisition
The third and final instalment of the Belonging exhibition series showcasing vivid and diverse artworks by First Nations artists from Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait is now on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

17 February 2024

New director appointed to National Museum of Australia
Katherine McMahon has been appointed as Director of the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

19 December 2023

Joint exhibition honours 2024 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the extraordinary 2024 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, which reveal personal stories about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

14 December 2023

Ancient Egyptian blockbuster opens at National Museum of Australia
The wonder of ancient Egypt with treasures from one of the world’s finest collections, is on show in the Discovering Ancient Egypt exhibition, opening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 15 December 2023.

08 December 2023

Museum celebrates History Makers challenge champions
Schools from around Australia have shared in $25,000 of prizes awarded by the National Museum of Australia and project sponsor, the Gandel Foundation, as winners of the second History Makers school challenge.

02 November 2023

Applications open for third international Encounters Fellowships
Applications have opened for the third international Encounters Fellowship Program offered by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra with six First Nations cultural workers to be selected for an intensive professional development journey.

09 October 2023

River Country community day explores Australia’s remarkable river and wetland communities
Experience a stimulating array of art, performance, storytelling and conversations exploring Australia’s remarkable river and wetland communities at the River Country Community Day on Sunday 15 October at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

29 September 2023

Vivid animation of Southeast Asian natural history drawings at National Museum
Extraordinary early 19th century drawings of animals and plants from Southeast Asia are brought to life in a colourful contemporary digital installation on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra as its first venue on its international tour.

02 August 2023

Major ancient Egypt exhibition coming to Australia in 2023
Remarkable objects from a world-inspiring culture form part of a new exhibition, Discovering Ancient Egypt, from the National Museum of Antiquities (RMO), in Leiden, the Netherlands, which is touring Australia as part of a major collaboration between the National Museum of Australia, the Western Australian Museum and the Queensland Museum Network.

17 July 2023

Trans-Tasman museum investment in production of groundbreaking VR films
Three museums spanning Australia and New Zealand have joined forces for a funding partnership to develop a trio of majestic and ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) films for exhibitions at the museums from 2024 onwards.

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