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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

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Media releases

06 October 2004

Aboriginal remains home from Sweden
The remains of some 20 Aboriginal people - most taken from Australia nearly a hundred years ago by a Swedish scientific expedition to the Kimberley - will be returned tomorrow in a special ceremony at the National Museum of Australia.

27 September 2004

World's top metal conservators meet in Canberra
The challenges of conserving precious metallic objects - from Brunel’s Great Britain steamship to a shipwrecked toilet, from early Australian motor cars to historic Maltese armour - are being examined at the Metal 04 conference at the National Museum of Australia next week

25 September 2004

Great southern desert dwellers in Canberra
The National Museum of Australia this week announces details of its forthcoming exhibition, Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere, and introduces three remarkable stories of survival in some of the world’s harshest conditions.

20 September 2004

Governor-General faces young interviewers
Students ask some surprising questions on Talkback Classroom .

16 September 2004

Tales of Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasures
The secrets of Australian and Asian shipwrecks - how they are discovered, retrieved and protected - will be revealed in a free public forum at the National Museum of Australia this Sunday.

10 September 2004

Australian flag home from World Trade Centre
An Australian flag retrieved from the ruins of the World Trade Centre following the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 will be unveiled today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

31 August 2004

Pyne, Collins, Brown face first-time voters
Three first-time student voters go head to head with politicians from three parties during a special election Talkback Classroom interview at the National Museum of Australia tomorrow.

25 August 2004

Holden story belongs to all Australians
Two iconic FX Holdens unveiled today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra will take visitors on a nostalgic journey celebrating the nation’s first and most popular mass produced car.

24 August 2004

National Museum unveils two motoring icons
Two iconic treasures of Australia’s motoring history will be unveiled at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra at 11.15am tomorrow.

11 August 2004

Bringing Darwin to the National Museum
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra wants to hear over the next fortnight from community groups in Darwin who would like their suburb to feature in a photographic exhibit which depicts ‘life in the burbs’.

06 August 2004

Kelp armour, possums and political activism
The stories of Aboriginal people from Victoria and Tasmania who are reclaiming lost cultural traditions go on show at the National Museum of Australia on Monday to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

05 August 2004

Science film fest screens across Australia
SCINEMA 04 features a special guest appearance from Canadian multimedia artist Peter McLeish who has researched red sprites - or lightning that travels up instead of down. The free festival also looks back at the best Australian children’s science TV from the past 40 years.

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