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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

Tracy Sutherland
02 6208 5338 | 0438 620 710
media@nma.gov.au

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Media releases

03 November 2016

Indigenous artists in Japan for Canning exhibition
Renowned Indigenous artists are visiting Japan for two festival days this month, celebrating the opening of the National Museum of Australia’s One Road: Aboriginal Art from Australia’s Deserts exhibition in Chiba, outside Tokyo.

31 October 2016

Museum acquires historic Melbourne Cup champion Michelle Payne’s riding breeches
The riding breeches worn by jockey Michelle Payne when she rode Prince of Penzance to a historic win in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, have been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

26 October 2016

National Museum of Australia acquires rare gold Adelaide horseracing trophy
A rare 1881 solid gold horseracing trophy from the prestigious Adelaide Hunt Club has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra [with the generous support of donors to the 2017 Annual Appeal].

20 October 2016
12 October 2016

Vale Michael Ball
The Council and Staff of the National Museum of Australia have been greatly saddened by the passing of Mr Michael Ball AO.

10 October 2016

Vision and hearing impaired access for 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
For the first time in a major exhibition, the National Museum of Australia is offering a suite of special features for blind, vision and hearing-impaired visitors to the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

22 September 2016

A tribute to John Mulvaney 1925–2016
The passing of Professor Emeritus DJ (John) Mulvaney AO CMG is a deeply sad occasion for the nation

08 September 2016

Remarkable treasures from the British Museum’s collection on display in Canberra
A rare 2000 year old bronze sculptural head of the Roman emperor Augustus is one of the unique treasures in the British Museum’s A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition, which opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

11 August 2016

AnthropoScene film competition
An astounding 141 entries from around the world have been received for AnthropoScene Film Competition, an initiative between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Six finalists will be preselected by the jury for public screening on 28 October at the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: [Not] In My Backyard for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.

08 August 2016

Bedford truck acquisition
The National Museum of Australia is acquiring the historic Bedford truck which was used to deliver supplies and correspondence to the Aboriginal stockmen, domestic workers and families who walked off ‘Wave Hill’ station in August 1966 in the Northern Territory, as a protest against unfair wages.

03 August 2016

CSIRO global wi-fi invention in ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ exhibition
A revolutionary 1992 CSIRO invention that led to wi-fi as we know it today, has been chosen by the National Museum of Australia to be part of the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition which opens in Canberra in September.

01 August 2016

Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships awardees
Six awardees will embark on three-month intensive internships in Australia and the United Kingdom after being chosen for the inaugural 2016 Encounters Indigenous Cultural Workers Scholarships, sponsored by the National Museum of Australia (NMA) and The Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA).

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