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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
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

31 May 2024

A new wave of Olympic sports rides into the National Museum of Australia
The youth-focused sports and disciplines of 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing feature in a new exhibition, Riding the Olympic Wave: Breakthrough Sports, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

29 April 2024

Mr Squiggle has landed at the National Museum of Australia
The beloved children’s television puppet Mr Squiggle, and his friends Blackboard, Rocket, Bill Steamshovel and Gus the Snail, have landed in Canberra after being acquired by the National Museum of Australia.

23 April 2024

Return of the Gweagal Spears to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community
Today, in a ceremony held in the Wren Library at Trinity College Cambridge, four spears taken by James Cook and Joseph Banks on 29 April 1770 were permanently repatriated to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community.

23 April 2024

National Museum and ABC collaborate on new exhibition
The National Museum of Australia will showcase a selection of objects chosen by ABC personality Tony Armstrong for his new five-part series Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things, which will be broadcast from next month on ABC TV and ABC iview.

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.

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