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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

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Media releases

27 February 2024

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.

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.

20 June 2023

National Museum of Australia releases audio tour to support Ukraine
The National Museum of Australia has released a Ukrainian-language audio guide for its blockbuster exhibition Feared and Revered: Feminine Power through the Ages.

15 June 2023

Letters from Walter Mikac to John Howard that impelled national reform on gun control donated to the Museum
Today the National Museum of Australia will host an event to mark the donation of a series of these letters where the Hon John Howard OM AC and Walter Mikac AM will be in attendance to speak about the pivotal role their communication played in reducing the risk of gun violence in Australia.

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