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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

Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

28 January 2004

Sky Lounge: Music + new media under the stars
Forget the usual Friday nights this February, when the National Museum brings together a top lineup of musicians, animators and young artists to imagine the future at Sky Lounge 2004.

21 January 2004

Aussie English gets a guernsey at Museum
A new book taking a light-hearted look at Australian phrases including off like a bride’s nightie and verandah over the toyshop is being launched at Canberra’s National Museum of Australia on Monday.

18 December 2003

Nation's best cartoonists go Behind the Lines
Queensland Minister for the Arts Matt Foley today launched an exhibition of Australia’s best political cartoons from a year marked by the conflict in Iraq.

17 December 2003

Taking Alice Springs to the National Museum
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra wants to hear from community groups in Alice Springs who would like their suburb to feature in a photographic exhibit which depicts ‘life in the burbs’.

10 December 2003

Crime writers investigate love of whodunits
Some of Australia’s top crime writers will look for clues about the amazing popularity of their chosen genre at a National Museum of Australia forum this Sunday.

08 December 2003

High-tech outlaws storm cyber space
Blockbuster films on a dozen big screens, a new website, interactive games and a do-it-yourself movie studio all help visitors to the National Museum of Australia’s new Outlawed! exhibition achieve the ultimate museum multimedia experience.

05 December 2003

Enterprise slips back into lake after major works
The National Museum of Australia’s resident paddlesteamer, the Enterprise, will be relaunched on Lake Burley Griffin on Monday after an intensive three-week overhaul.

02 December 2003

New exhibition marks DisAbility Day in Canberra
A collection of art works reflecting the spaces, faces and places of Australia go on display at the National Museum tomorrow, to celebrate the International Day of People with a DisAbility.

02 December 2003

Female outlaws crack gender barriers
India's recently murdered Bandit Queen leads the female outlaws legends portrayed in a new National Museum of Australia exhibition.

27 November 2003

Outlaws take the stage for world first
The first major exhibition to investigate national outlaw legends Outlawed! The World’s Rebels, Revolutionaries and Bushrangers opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today, presented by Lockwood.

25 November 2003

Students turn tables on Latham
Shadow Treasurer and tough talker Mark Latham faces hard questions himself tomorrow when students quiz him on tax breaks for upper-income Australians and mortgage subsidies for lower-income Australians during a National Museum of Australia Talkback Classroom session.

21 November 2003

Final outlaws in place for world first
Exotic objects telling the stories of outlaws from China and Japan will be installed at the National Museum in Canberra this Monday, four days out from the official opening of the new travelling exhibition, Outlawed!

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