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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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