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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

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.

20 August 2019

National Museum takes sporting collection highlights online
Today Google Arts & Culture launched Great Sporting Land — the first dedicated celebration of sporting culture on Google Arts & Culture. Collections, stories and knowledge from over 30 renowned institutions across Australia, including the National Museum of Australia, have been brought together.

15 August 2019

New travelling exhibition showcases iconic Australian photos and stories
An exhibition of iconic photographs and stories from Australia’s outback, bush and coast will tour the country as part of an unprecedented partnership between the National Museum of Australia and Australian Geographic.

14 August 2019

National Museum conservators bring rare Daimler back to life
Meticulous conservation work by the National Museum of Australia has revived a rare 1948 Daimler landaulette used by Queen Elizabeth II during her historic 1954 Royal Tour of Australia.

24 July 2019

Rare chance to see National Museum of Australia’s historic vehicles in action
A hundred years of automotive history will be in action when a selection of iconic vehicles from the National Museum of Australia take to the track at Wakefield Park Raceway in Goulburn, New South Wales, on 17 August.

08 July 2019

Encounters Indigenous fellows announced for international program
Six newly awarded fellows will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international opportunity at leading cultural institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom, as part of the National Museum of Australia’s Encounters Fellowship Program for 2019.

01 July 2019

50th anniversary of moon landing — historic objects on display
A fragment of moon rock, a satellite tracking console and a 1969 lunch menu are among the intriguing objects on display as part the National Museum of Australia’s Tracking Apollo: 50 Years since the Moon Landing exhibit which opens in Canberra 1 July.

01 July 2019

Canberra's Moon Rock Trail
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Canberra locals and visitors can embark on a voyage of discovery on a special Moon Rock Trail from Friday, 5 July 2019.

31 May 2019

Vale Dr William Jonas
It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Dr William Jonas AM.

25 May 2019

National Museum commissions major works by acclaimed Tjanpi Desert Weavers
A series of eight life-sized figures created by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers from the remote Central and Western deserts will go on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, from 25 May to 4 August 2019.

06 April 2019

National Museum of Australia acquires historic Douglas Mawson medicine chest
A medicine chest supplied to Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911–14 has been donated to the National Museum of Australia by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.

04 April 2019

Eight intriguing objects will inspire creative workshops in multiple mediums
Creative workshops in a studio setting are part of a bold new approach taken by the National Museum of Australia which will focus on eight carefully chosen objects from its collection.

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