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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

Diana Streak
0409 888 976

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Media releases

06 January 2023

Museum statement on Government funding for National Cultural Institutions
The National Museum of Australia has welcomed news that the Federal Government will address the financial problems faced by the National Cultural and Collecting Institutions.

26 December 2022

Museum takes visitors beyond the Milky Way with new VR experience
Soar beyond our solar system and experience the greatest scientific endeavour in history or explore a frozen fragment of the only planet which sustains life in two virtual reality (VR) films.

22 December 2022

Review of donation of Rover Thomas artwork
In the wake of concerns expressed about the provenance of the Rover Thomas work Jabanunga aka Goorialla (The Rainbow Serpent) which was gifted to the National Museum of Australia (NMA), in March 2022 the Museum established an internal review to consider issues raised about the provenance and value of the painting (‘the Review’).

08 December 2022

Joint exhibition honours 2023 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the extraordinary 2024 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, which reveal personal stories about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

08 December 2022

Museum celebrates History Makers challenge winners
Schools from all over Australia have shared in prizes awarded by the National Museum of Australia and project sponsor, the Gandel Foundation, as winners of the inaugural History Makers school challenge.

07 December 2022

Goddesses, demons, witches and spirits feature in groundbreaking exhibition exploring feminine power
A bold exhibition exploring female spiritual beings and feminine power in the ancient and modern world, featuring stunning objects from the British Museum, opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on December 8, 2022.

17 November 2022

Historic colonial billiard table acquired by the National Museum of Australia
Intricate carvings depicting Australia’s early history including colonial bush life, the gold rush and representations of conflict occurring between settlers and First Nations peoples, feature on a unique ‘Australian Colonial Billiard Table’, acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

06 November 2022

Museum welcomes Ben Maguire as Council Chair
The National Museum of Australia is delighted by the appointment of current Council member Ben Maguire as the next Chair of the Museum Council and the appointment of Professor Clare Wright OAM as a Council member.

29 September 2022

Evocative new performance-art exhibition opens
An emotive reimagining of a fabled Greek myth, a classical Javanese dance form exploring women’s hair and a dizzying virtual performance through the Buddhist cycle of death and rebirth are all part of an evocative new exhibition now open at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 September 2022

National Museum of Australia unveils exciting new gallery redevelopments
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched two new state-of-the-art galleries in its biggest redevelopment since opening to the public in 2001.

15 September 2022

Innovative new play centre connects children to Australian stories
A mysterious bunyip, the world’s woolliest sheep, and a boy from the Torres Strait who became a dugong, are some of the intriguing characters who feature in a new $9 million children’s Discovery Centre which opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 September 2022

Groundbreaking new environmental gallery explores our connection to the land
Our relationship and connection to the unique Australian continent over millennia is at the heart of the new Great Southern Land environmental gallery, launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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