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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

15 April 2003

Museum talkback goes international
Students from the United States will join Australian students in questioning Prime Minister John Howard about the Iraq conflict and other issues next month through a TV hookup between the National Museum and the Smithsonian Institution a new twist in this year's series of Talkback Classroom.

10 April 2003

Australians recorded for Eternity
The personal stories of 25 extraordinary Australians, including cricketer Victor Trumper and bionic ear developer Professor Graeme Clark, will be brought to life in one of the National Museum of Australia’s most popular galleries next month.

26 March 2003

Drought in the Year of Freshwater
Australia has just weathered the longest and worst drought for a century.

19 March 2003

Twists and turns of Museum's history
One of Australia’s foremost historians, Professor John Mulvaney, will reflect on the tangled history that led to the creation of the National Museum of Australia in a lecture this week to mark the Museum’s second anniversary.

19 March 2003

Canberra's green gardens to flourish again
ACT residents whose gardens have been damaged or lost through drought and January’s bushfires will get free advice from a panel of experts at a National Museum forum next weekend.

19 March 2003

Museum performers recreate old magic
Australia’s most successful but now largely forgotten magician will be brought back to life in a performance work during a unique two-week residency this month at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

14 March 2003

Museum reveals its unmentionables
The National Museum of Australia is throwing open its closet next week to reveal the role of underwear in shaping Australian women's bodies and perhaps their minds.

13 March 2003

Vietnamese writer joins National Museum
A writer for young adults whose books feature Vietnamese culture in Australia is spending three weeks at the National Museum of Australia this month as the 2003 resident "Writer in the Museum".

12 March 2003

Jetty upgrade for good ship Enterprise
An upgrade to the jetty beside the National Museum in West Basin on Lake Burley Griffin last week has created a secure mooring site for the Museum’s paddlesteamer, the PS Enterprise, in time for Canberra Day.

12 March 2003

People and pollies agree on weapons
A topical cartoon on the search for weapons of mass destruction by Fairfax contributor Ron Tandberg has been unanimously judged Australia's best political cartoon of 2002

12 March 2003

Jetty upgrade for good ship Enterprise
An upgrade to the jetty beside the National Museum in West Basin on Lake Burley Griffin last week has created a secure mooring site for the Museum’s paddlesteamer, the PS Enterprise, in time for Canberra Day.

11 March 2003

National Museum of Australia turns two!
The National Museum of Australia celebrates its second birthday tomorrow, with Director Dawn Casey donning an apron and chef’s hat to put the finishing touches on the Museum’s cake.

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