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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

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Tracy Sutherland
0438 620 710

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Media releases

13 December 2018

Joint exhibition commemorates 2019 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of personal objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2019 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients, which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

10 December 2018

National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca reappointed
The National Museum of Australia’s director, Dr Mathew Trinca has been reappointed to lead the organisation for a second term.

06 December 2018

‘Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition’ pulls up in Canberra
‘Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition’ opens at the National Museum today. The exhibition is based on the popular Australian television series, which showcased the ingenuity of outback mechanics.

07 November 2018

Applications open for second international Encounters Indigenous fellowships
Applications are open for the second international Indigenous fellowships program offered by the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, with six cultural workers to be selected for an intensive journey of professional development.

20 September 2018

Rome: City and Empire
Treasures from the British Museum’s extensive collection features in Rome: City and Empire exhibition, launched today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

20 September 2018

Major British Museum collections coming to National Museum of Australia
More exhibitions from the British Museum’s world-renowned collection of art and objects, will come to the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra over the next five years, under a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced by the two institutions.

23 August 2018

Black Mist Burnt Country
An award-winning national touring exhibition of artworks by over 30 Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s, opens today at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

15 August 2018

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia
An historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the Museum.

03 July 2018

Rare Arnhem Land bark paintings on show in Beijing
The National Museum's Old Masters: Australia's Great Bark Artists exhibition opens today at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

14 June 2018

Most significant collection of Aboriginal barks to go to China
Delicate and rare bark paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s signature collection will headline an unprecedented exhibition tour of Arnhem Land artworks across China in 2018.

06 June 2018

Songlines exhibition wins most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018
The National Museum's blockbuster Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition has won the nation’s most prestigious award for a museum or gallery show in 2018.

15 May 2018

Gandel Philanthropy partners with National Museum in multimillion dollar initiative
Prominent Australian philanthropists John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million in a partnership with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra to support an unprecedented $6.5 million Defining Moments Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide.

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