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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

02 June 2003

Aussie and US teenagers take on the PM
Prime Minister John Howard will be quizzed by both American and Australian high school students this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia, in a link between Canberra and the Washington’s Smithsonian Institute.

30 May 2003

Rare Trades revealed in new exhibition
The enduring need for people to make things with their hands is explored in Rare Trades, a major new exhibition travelling Australia and opening at the National Museum in Canberra next Friday, 6 June.

26 May 2003

Australian stories enlisted for Eternity
Bionic ear developer Professor Graeme Clark, speed skater Steven Bradbury and former Young Australian of the Year Tan Le will launch their own personal stories in a huge changeover of the National Museum’s popular Eternity gallery on Thursday.

20 May 2003

Students quiz Nelson about their future Tuesday
An aspiring journalism student concerned about the implications of proposed education reforms will take Education Minister Brendan Nelson to task at the National Museum of Australia this Thursday.

14 May 2003

Friends reveal treasures on Museums Day
The Friends of the National Museum of Australia are inviting Canberrans to bring in their treasures for a free assessment to celebrate International Museums Day this Sunday.

12 May 2003

Teenagers to quiz Defence Minister
Australia's role in the Iraq conflict will be on the agenda when Defence Minister Senator Robert Hill faces questions from a national panel of students this Wednesday at the National Museum of Australia.

08 May 2003

Revealing Australia's archaeological record
Australians are being encouraged to broaden their understanding of the nation’s unique archaeological heritage during the inaugural National Archaeology Week, with a program of events across the country starting this Saturday.

07 May 2003

Museum digs in for Archaeology Week
The archaeology of the Gallipoli battlefields, ancient Iraq, Arnhem Land and even Acton Peninsula in Canberra will be examined during National Archaeology Week at the National Museum of Australia.

05 May 2003

Remains welcomed home to South Australia
The remains of some 300 Aboriginal people will be Welcomed Back to Country in a ceremony at Camp Coorong on Thursday, after Ngarrindjeri elders collected the remains from the National Museum of Australia today.

28 April 2003

Largest return of Aboriginal remains
The remains of some 300 Aboriginal people, robbed from their graves a century ago, will be returned to the Ngarrindjeri people of the lower Murray Lakes and Coorong area in South Australia by the National Museum of Australia next Monday in what is the nation’s largest repatriation of ancestral remains.

23 April 2003

Canberra bushfires book launch at Museum
A book which documents the stories and images of the ACT’s devastating January bushfires contributed by those who lived through the capital’s greatest disaster will be launched at the National Museum next week.

23 April 2003

National Museum's new branding campaign
The National Museum of Australia is inviting Australians to “Discover why we are like we are” in a major new branding campaign to be launched next month.

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