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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.

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National Museum of Australia
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Media contact

Diana Streak
0409 888 976

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Media releases

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.

04 April 2019

Exhibition from National Museum of China showcases treasures
This enchanting exhibition will explore the grand historical sweep of Chinese art and calligraphy traditions and extend the cultural ties between the two nations, at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

12 March 2019

Exquisite rock paintings captured in cutting-edge photographic prints
A ground-breaking exhibition which brings striking Indigenous rock art alive with large contemporary high definition photographs, has opened at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

22 February 2019

National Museum of Australia displays record-breaking Sundowner car
Covered in Middle-Eastern sand and South-East Asian mud from its amazing record-setting journey from London to Melbourne in 1927, the Sundowner overland vehicle is on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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
The Culture Loop bus service no longer operates.

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.

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