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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

Matthew Heap
0459 949 172

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Media releases

01 April 2022

Decoded: 75 years of the Australian Signals Directorate
An unprecedented glimpse at the history, techniques and future of Australia’s enigmatic signals intelligence and cyber defence agency is the focus of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

24 March 2022

Museum statement
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.

10 March 2022

Museum to premiere world first multi-sensory Indigenous art experience
Connection: Songlines from Australia’s First Peoples in a spectacular immersive experience is a unique cultural event, taking visitors on a journey of discovery across Australia, through sky, land and water Country.

24 February 2022

Museum acquires artwork by Rover Thomas
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has acquired a major $1.2-million artwork, Jabanunga Goorialla (Rainbow Serpent) by the iconic late Kimberley artist Rover Thomas.

17 January 2022

Ash Barty donates Wimbledon championship outfit to the Museum
World number one and Australian tennis champion Ashleigh (Ash) Barty has donated the outfit she wore during her victorious 2021 Wimbledon campaign to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

06 January 2022

Museum partners with Greek Festival Sydney
The National Museum of Australia will host a day of festivities on Saturday 12 February 2022, in conjunction with the Greek Festival Sydney at the Agora, showcasing the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of Greece.

05 January 2022

Museum welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander centre
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s plan to build a $316.5 million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin which will be the new home for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).

22 December 2021

Museums among Australia’s most trusted organisations
A new survey by the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD) has revealed that public trust in museums is 78 percent. Museums received one of the highest ratings of the 17 organisations surveyed, which included universities and the media.

16 December 2021

Exhibition honours 2022 Australian of the Year recipients
A tennis racquet, a group of tiles created from recycled materials, handcuffs and footprints of a murdered woman are among the objects chosen by the 2022 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, who include Australia’s ‘Rubbish Queen’, a vaccination expert and Indigenous and Paralympic sporting legends.

16 December 2021

Ancient Greeks blockbuster opens
A compelling exhibition exploring the theme of competition in the Ancient Greek world and featuring stunning objects from the British Museum’s collection, opens at the National Museum of Australia on Friday, 17 December.

09 December 2021

Chinese sculptures on display at the National Museum in Canberra
As part of an ongoing partnership with the prestigious National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), three modern Chinese sculptures is on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

05 November 2021

National Museum welcomes new Council Chair
The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Warwick Smith AO as the new Chair of the Museum’s Council.

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