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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

24 March 2023

Genevieve Lacey’s innovative sound installation transforms Garden of Australian Dreams
An evocative sound installation comprising multiple musical pieces will transform the visitor experience in the National Museum of Australia’s Garden of Australian Dreams.

14 March 2023

Exploring histories and collections to create a positive future for Australian gardens
Exploring the positive influences of regeneration and conservation through sustainable gardening in times of global warming is one focus of the inaugural White Family Fellow in Australian Garden History at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

14 March 2023

Fellows explore modern challenges in architecture, land management and garden design
Exploring solutions to the challenges presented by climate change through architecture, garden design and land and water regeneration is just one of the ambitions of three Fellows appointed by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

14 March 2023

New role explores cultural and environmental regeneration in the time of climate change
Addressing the issue of climate change through the lens of contemporary and sustainable Australian design is one of the aims of the new Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

14 March 2023

Exploring the role of Australian design within contemporary society
Addressing the issue of climate change through the lens of contemporary and sustainable Australian design is one of the aims of the new Swayn Senior Fellow in Australian Design at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

02 March 2023

Four Australian Aboriginal spears taken by James Cook to be returned to traditional owners
Four Australian Aboriginal spears taken by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770 from Kamay (Botany Bay), are to be repatriated back to Country.

23 February 2023

National Museum of Australia’s collection transformed in evocative new photographic art exhibition
Dense fog, shifting mist and the dark waters of the Murrumbidgee River transform objects from the National Museum of Australia’s collection in a new exhibition by contemporary artist Vic McEwan, on display at the National Museum of Australia from 23 February to 30 April 2023.

30 January 2023

National Museum celebrates diversity ahead of Sydney WorldPride 2023
The National Museum of Australia will hold a queering the museum event in honour of Australia hosting WorldPride in Sydney which takes place over 17 days in February and March.

06 January 2023

Museum statement on Government funding for National Cultural Institutions
The National Museum of Australia has welcomed news that the Federal Government will address the financial problems faced by the National Cultural and Collecting Institutions.

26 December 2022

Museum takes visitors beyond the Milky Way with new VR experience
Soar beyond our solar system and experience the greatest scientific endeavour in history or explore a frozen fragment of the only planet which sustains life in two virtual reality (VR) films.

22 December 2022

Review of donation of Rover Thomas artwork
In the wake of concerns expressed about the provenance of the Rover Thomas work Jabanunga aka Goorialla (The Rainbow Serpent) which was gifted to the National Museum of Australia (NMA), in March 2022 the Museum established an internal review to consider issues raised about the provenance and value of the painting (‘the Review’).

08 December 2022

Joint exhibition honours 2023 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the extraordinary 2024 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, which reveal personal stories about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

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