kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
A national touring exhibition focused on shell stringing, one of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community’s most culturally significant and closely guarded traditions, opens at the National Museum of Australia today.
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kanalaritja: An Unbroken String
Appointment of three new Council members
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has welcomed three new federal government appointments to its governing Council, which will reinforce the institution’s continued commitment to excellence, enterprise and innovation.
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks
Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks features 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from Australia, Asia, Canada, USA and United Arab Emirates, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern Hemisphere.
Vale Don McMichael
The staff and Council of the National Museum of Australia note with sadness the recent death of Dr Don McMichael, inaugural Director of the National Museum and a long-term advocate for Australian museums.
Black swan objects wanted
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is seeking objects that help tell the story relating to the adoption of the black swan as the symbol for the state of Western Australia.
A Change Is Gonna Come
White gloves worn by referendum rights activist Faith Bandler, a 1967 referendum voting box and working tools used by trade unionist and Indigenous rights activist Joe McGinness, are among historic items in the exhibition A Change Is Gonna Come, which opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra today.
Striking Torres Strait Islander masks on display
An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition in the Torres Strait opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.
Draft Peninsula Plan
Today the National Capital Authority released the Acton Peninsula Precinct Draft Structure Plan for community consultation. The draft plan sets out the long-term planning policies to guide the future development of this prominent location into an internationally recognised precinct of culture, education and recreation.
Freewheeling opens in Canberra
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is spinning into Canberra on the final stop of the National Museum of Australia’s successful two-year national tour.
Moon rock on display for first time in 15 years
A fragment of a rock brought back from the 1972 ‘Apollo 17’ moon mission will be on display at the National Museum of Australia from Monday 10 April 2017, after appearing on celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox’s three-part Stargazing Live program.
National Museum honours Snowy Hydro as a Defining Moment in Australian History
The National Museum of Australia today presented the town of Cooma in southern New South Wales with a commemorative plaque, honouring the region’s Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme as a Defining Moment in Australian History.
National Museum of Australia hosts events celebrating the work of Albert Namatjira
The National Museum is hosting a series of events, including a new exhibit and the launch of a charitable trust, to celebrate the work of artist Albert Namatjira, his community and descendants.