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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

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.

24 January 2018

Museum adds 2017 Holden Calais to collection
The National Museum of Australia has acquired one of the last vehicles to roll off the Holden production line before the Elizabeth factory closed on 20 October 2017, marking the end of Australian-made car manufacturing.

21 December 2017

Museum acquires historic Jack Brabham car
The National Museum of Australia has acquired an historic car constructed and driven by Australian racing legend and three-time Formula One (F1) world champion, (1959, 1960 and 1966) Sir Jack Brabham, AO, OBE (1926–2014).

20 December 2017

Museum takes 'Love Wheels' into collection
The rainbow crocheted Love Wheels bicycle which was chained to a pole outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney home during the marriage equality postal vote campaign will join the National Museum of Australia’s collection in Canberra.

14 December 2017

Joint exhibition commemorates 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients
A pioneering craniofacial surgeon, an entrepreneurial community leader, an actor turned cancer research fundraiser, a theatre director pushing big ideas, a ground-breaking paediatric cardiologist, a quantum physics professor transforming computers, a National Rugby League hero changing young lives, and an advocate for Indigenous mental health will be honoured in a new exhibition featuring the 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients.

23 November 2017

Midawarr | Harvest
Immerse yourself in a vast Arnhem Land floodplain and lose yourself in a forest of bark paintings, in an ambitious and beautiful cross-cultural collaboration between renowned landscape artist John Wolseley and the great Yolŋu artist, Mulkun Wirrpanda.

18 November 2017

National Museum wins Canberra Region Tourism Award for the second time
The National Museum of Australia has won the Major Festivals and Events prize for its most popular ever exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

18 September 2017

Collisions – two worlds impact across time
Collisions is an extraordinary virtual reality (VR) experience which takes visitors on a journey to the land of Indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.

14 September 2017

Songlines exhibition opens in Canberra
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 at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra tomorrow.

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