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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

Diana Streak
0409 888 976
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

16 December 2020

Joint exhibition commemorates 2021 Australian of the Year
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2021 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients that reveal meaningful stories about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

09 December 2020

Stunning exhibition showcases iconic Australian photographs and stories
An exhibition of 56 iconic photographs and stories from the outback, bush and coast, will open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today, as part of an unprecedented partnership between Australian Geographic and the Museum.

04 December 2020

Historic Canberra album donated to the National Museum
An album of historic photographs featuring early views of Canberra, including the moment on 12 March 1913 when Canberra was named as the nation’s capital, has been donated to the National Museum by the family of former Greens MLA Meredith Hunter.

30 November 2020

New Changing Places facility for those with a disability
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has opened the ACT’s first Changing Places facility providing safe and dignified bathroom facilities for visitors with high support needs to participate in the community.

27 November 2020

Volunteers’ role honoured as Museum takes SES uniform into collection
In a year dominated by bushfires and the pandemic, the National Museum is recognising the crucial role of SES volunteers by taking its first ever New South Wales SES uniform into the collection.

02 November 2020

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters
An ancient creation saga featuring a dramatic chase across the Australian deserts is at the heart of the groundbreaking exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, which opens with the new WA Museum Boola Bardip in Perth on 21 November 2020.

29 October 2020

Award-winning National Museum exhibition to tour internationally
The groundbreaking National Museum of Australia’s exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters will go on display at the UK’s prestigious museum and art gallery The Box in Plymouth from June to October 2021 as part of an unprecedented international tour of Australian art and culture.

21 October 2020

National Museum launches pioneering online education initiative
The National Museum of Australia, in partnership with Gandel Philanthropy, has launched a pioneering digital initiative which will take Australian history into classrooms around the country.

07 October 2020

National Museum of Australia welcomes federal budget funding
The Museum welcomed federal budget funding to allow the institution to continue taking the Australian story to the nation.

17 September 2020

Museum acquires rare treasures from renowned Trevor Kennedy collection
Treasures from an internationally recognised Australian historical and decorative arts collection are coming to the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, after the institution announced a ground-breaking acquisition of key objects from the renowned Trevor Kennedy collection.

01 September 2020

Museum publishes remarkable account of Aboriginal Sydney
National Museum of Australia Press has recently published What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney, written by Dennis Foley and Peter Read.

27 August 2020

Endeavour Voyage exhibition extended
The National Museum of Australia is extending its landmark exhibition, Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians until April 2010. The planned British Museum blockbuster, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is rescheduled to open on 17 December 2021.

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