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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

Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

21 February 2020

Major digital project to record bushfire images and stories
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched a digital initiative to provide a national platform for grassroots story-telling and to honour front line emergency workers, as part of a wider collecting and community outreach program dedicated to the summer fire crisis.

16 February 2020

Bungendore Fridge donation
An iconic fridge that was stocked with cold drinks by the side of the road in Bungendore for thirsty firefighters battling blazes in the region, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

10 February 2020

National Museum joins Cultural Attractions of Australia
Admire the National Museum of Australia’s dramatic architecture from a private hot air balloon above Canberra and explore the iconic collection up-close on a private tour of the galleries and storage houses.

26 January 2020

National Museum of Australia director Dr Mathew Trinca receives Order of Australia
The National Museum of Australia’s director Dr Mathew Trinca has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for significant services to the museums and galleries sector.

13 January 2020

Local Projects develop new National Museum gallery
Exciting interactive and immersive digital experiences relating to Australia’s unique environment and natural history will feature in a new gallery at the National Museum of Australia, to be designed by the team behind the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York and the renewal of the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney.

26 December 2019

Okavango wildlife VR film screening now
Summer visitors to the National Museum can get up close to elephants, lions and hippos as they venture into the African wetlands with a new 360-degree video experience that follows a groundbreaking expedition to save Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

12 December 2019

Joint exhibition commemorates 2020 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2020 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

04 December 2019

Continuity and resurgence: Celebrating Indigenous cultures in Ngulla Wellamunagaa
Presented by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), Ngulla Wellamunagaa, celebrates the survival, continuity and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as told through a number of stories that affirm ongoing connections to country.

27 November 2019

Ancient Greeks exhibition coming to the National Museum of Australia
A major exhibition Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes from the British Museum featuring iconic objects that have never toured the southern hemisphere, is coming to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra in December 2020, as part of a major three venue Australasian tour.

21 November 2019

Indigenous fellows graduate from landmark Encounters Fellowship Program
The National Museum of Australia is celebrating the graduation of the 2019 Fellows from the Encounters Fellowship program, one of the National Museum’s key federally funded projects marking the Endeavour 250 anniversary year.

11 September 2019

Shrek, Po and Toothless star in DreamWorks Animation exhibition
Intriguing behind-the-scenes sketches, models and artwork from beloved animations star in the internationally acclaimed DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, opening at the National Museum of Australia on 12 September 2019.

23 August 2019

Alastair Swayn Foundation and National Museum partner on Australian design
The Alastair Swayn Foundation and the National Museum of Australia today announced the appointment of Ms Adrienne Erickson as the inaugural Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design.

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