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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
Lawson Crescent
Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

Media contact

Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710

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Media releases

11 April 2004

Kelly judged a hero - Ben Hall still bad
A survey conducted by the National Museum of Australia during its current exhibition, Outlawed!, reveals that the popularity of bushranger Ned Kelly is invincible, with 60 per cent of visitors judging the controversial icon a hero.

31 March 2004

Behind the Lines
More than 100 works by Australia’s best political cartoonists go on show in Canberra this winter for the National Museum of Australia’s popular annual political cartooning exhibition, Behind the Lines.

30 March 2004

Youth goes digital in debate over Murray's future
An online photographic exhibition by Echuca youth will be launched tomorrow as part of National Youth Week. It marks the beginning of an ambitious communication project to get Murray Darling Basin communities talking about their local environment and cultural heritage.

29 March 2004

Larry Anthony answers young voters
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Larry Anthony goes head to head with three of his young charges in a Talkback Classroom interview this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia.

16 March 2004

South Sea Islander culture comes to Canberra
The culture of Australia’s South Sea Islanders and their controversial contribution to the early sugar cane industry is explored in a new exhibition opening at the National Museum of Australia next Thursday.

08 March 2004

Historic instruments feature in birthday concert
A string quartet crafted by world-famous Australian violin maker AE Smith is being played for the first time in more than a decade at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday.

05 March 2004

Queen's man opens A Royal Romance
The National Museum of Australia’s new 1954 coronation tour exhibition, A Royal Romance, will be officially opened on 26 February by monarchist Sir David Smith.

05 March 2004

Novell turns virtual 'My Museum' project into reality
Virtual visitors to the National Museum of Australia will be able to create their own personal museum online thanks to the latest identity management and web technologies provided by Novell as part of a major sponsorship deal.

03 March 2004

Workers learn about identifying human remains
The challenges in identifying human remains in the archaeological and criminal landscape goes under the microscope in a conference and workshop being held this Friday at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

02 March 2004

Museum Garden a muse for young Canberrans
Canberra Youth Theatre will share its vision of the National Museum’s Garden of Australian Dreams in its new show, The Great Garden Game, starting tomorrow night.

03 February 2004

Criminal to celebrity: Outlaws in popular culture
The transformation of outlaw heroes into cultural icons through film, folklore, music and literature goes under the spotlight during an international conference at the National Museum of Australia later this week.

02 February 2004

50 years tomorrow since Queen first passed by
Fifty years ago tomorrow, Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning monarch to step ashore on Australian soil landing at Sydney’s Farm Cove on 3 February 1954.

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