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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

02 February 2019

Beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation are coming to Canberra
The National Museum is excited to announce DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition which will open in Canberra on 19 September 2019.

25 January 2019

Rare thylacine skin joins National Museum of Australia’s collection
One of the best preserved Tasmanian tiger skins in the world has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia.

03 January 2019

National Museum of Australia brings Antarctica to Canberra with new virtual reality experience
In a ground breaking first-ever 360-degree virtual reality depiction of the stunning southern continent, The Antarctica Experience is being officially launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

20 December 2018

Canberra cultural institutions announce new shuttle bus service
A free shuttle bus, which will transport visitors on a convenient loop from easy parking areas to some of Canberra’s most loved cultural attractions and places of interest, has been announced.

13 December 2018

Joint exhibition commemorates 2019 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2019 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

10 December 2018

National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca reappointed
The National Museum of Australia’s director, Dr Mathew Trinca has been reappointed to lead the organisation for a second term.

06 December 2018

‘Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition’ pulls up in Canberra
‘Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition’ opens at the National Museum today. The exhibition is based on the popular Australian television series, which showcased the ingenuity of outback mechanics.

07 November 2018

Applications open for second international Encounters Indigenous fellowships
Applications are open for the second international Indigenous fellowships program offered by the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, with six cultural workers to be selected for an intensive journey of professional development.

20 September 2018

Major British Museum collections coming to National Museum of Australia
More exhibitions from the British Museum’s world-renowned collection of art and objects, will come to the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra over the next five years, under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced by the two institutions.

20 September 2018

Rome: City and Empire
Treasures from the British Museum’s extensive collection features in Rome: City and Empire exhibition, launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

23 August 2018

Black Mist Burnt Country
An award-winning national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s, opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 August 2018

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia
An historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the Museum.

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