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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

Matthew Heap
0459 949 172
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

15 September 2022

National Museum of Australia unveils exciting new gallery redevelopments
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched two new state-of-the-art galleries in its biggest redevelopment since opening to the public in 2001.

15 September 2022

Innovative new play centre connects children to Australian stories
A mysterious bunyip, the world’s woolliest sheep, and a boy from the Torres Strait who became a dugong, are some of the intriguing characters who feature in a new $9 million children’s Discovery Centre which opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 September 2022

Groundbreaking new environmental gallery explores our connection to the land
Our relationship and connection to the unique Australian continent over millennia is at the heart of the new Great Southern Land environmental gallery, launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

09 September 2022

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The National Museum of Australia expresses its deep condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

02 September 2022

Regional, rural and remote schools invited to enter the Museum's new History Makers video challenge
The National Museum of Australia is empowering school students to tell stories about Australian history while also expressing their creativity.

25 August 2022

Leading artists explore regenerative farming in new exhibition
Leading Australian artists explore regenerative farming in an innovative new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on 26 August.

16 August 2022

Museum statement on asbestos
Visitors may notice that a fence has been erected along the West Basin, preventing pedestrian access to the lakeside path next to the National Museum. The road and paved pedestrian path remain open.

07 June 2022

Museum acquires 400 artworks in partnership with IACA
A selection of vibrant and diverse artworks created by First Nations artists from Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, part of a major new acquisition by the National Museum of Australia, is on display for the first time.

07 June 2022

World-first immersive adventure into Indigenous art and culture
Connection – a unique Indigenous cultural event that takes visitors on a journey through land, water and sky Country opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

26 May 2022

New exhibition marks a culinary journey over 65,000 years
Indigenous hunting and cooking tools are on display in Canberra alongside stunning contemporary kitchen objects, wrapped in Country, painted by Aboriginal artists, heralding a unique and enduring partnership between the National Museum of Australia, and Australian company Breville.

12 April 2022

Museum welcomes the appointment of Bernard Salt AM to the Museum Council
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the recent appointment of Mr Bernard Salt AM to the Museum’s Council.

01 April 2022

Decoded: 75 years of the Australian Signals Directorate
An unprecedented glimpse at the history, techniques and future of Australia’s enigmatic signals intelligence and cyber defence agency is the focus of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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