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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
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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

15 August 2018

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia
An historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the Museum.

03 July 2018

Rare Arnhem Land bark paintings on show in Beijing
The National Museum's Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists exhibition opens today at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

14 June 2018

Most significant collection of Aboriginal barks to go to China
Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection will headline an unprecedented exhibition tour of Arnhem Land artworks across China in 2018.

06 June 2018

Songlines exhibition wins most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018
The National Museum's blockbuster Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has won the nation’s most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018.

15 May 2018

Gandel Philanthropy partners with National Museum in multimillion dollar initiative
Prominent Australian philanthropists John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million in a partnership with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra to support an unprecedented $6.5 million Defining Moments Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide.

19 April 2018

‘So That You Might Know Each Other’
Fine embroidered textiles, camel and horse saddles, musical instruments and carved amulets, headline a new exhibition opening today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, which showcases intriguing objects from the Anima Mundi Museum, the section of the Vatican Museums devoted to extra-European collections, and the Sharjah Museums Authority, United Arab Emirates.

08 April 2018

Russell Crowe’s ‘Romper Stomper’ Doc Martens purchased by National Museum of Australia
A pair of iconic maroon leather Doc Martens boots worn by Russell Crowe in the 1992 Australian film classic Romper Stomper has been purchased by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, following a public auction of the actor’s movie, sports and art collection.

29 March 2018

Acclaimed Chinese performer to champion National Museum of Australia in China
Nationally acclaimed performer and advocate for traditional Chinese culture, Guo Degang has announced he will serve as a cultural ambassador in China for Canberra’s National Museum of Australia.

29 March 2018

Exquisite French watercolours provide a glimpse into Australia’s past
A glossy coated platypus, a finely rendered echidna and an ethereal jellyfish. These stunning depictions of Australian fauna are part of an exhibition of vivid watercolours made by French artists 200 years ago during Nicholas Baudin’s scientific expedition to map Australia, on show at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

17 March 2018

Songlines showcased at ASEAN Leaders' Summit
The groundbreaking National Museum of Australia exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, which features a dramatic chase across the Australian deserts will headline at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Australia Special Summit in Sydney.

22 February 2018

Pearls and pearlshell
A rare 2000-year-old pearl, an historic hard-hat diving helmet and examples of luminous carved pearlshell are among the objects that tell the story of the nation’s pearling industry in a new exhibition, Lustre: Pearling & Australia, opening at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today.

25 January 2018

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and yarn bomber artist Eloise Murphy reveal Love Wheels
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull joined Sydney-based yarn bomber – known as ‘Treble Maker’ – Eloise Murphy to reveal the rainbow crocheted Love Wheels bicycle at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today.

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