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Acton Peninsula, Canberra ACT 2601

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Tracy Sutherland
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Media releases

20 December 2017

Museum takes 'Love Wheels' into collection
The rainbow crocheted Love Wheels bicycle which was chained to a pole outside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney home during the marriage equality postal vote campaign will join the National Museum of Australia’s collection in Canberra.

14 December 2017

Joint exhibition commemorates 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients
A pioneering craniofacial surgeon, an entrepreneurial community leader, an actor turned cancer research fundraiser, a theatre director pushing big ideas, a ground-breaking paediatric cardiologist, a quantum physics professor transforming computers, a National Rugby League hero changing young lives, and an advocate for Indigenous mental health will be honoured in a new exhibition featuring the 2018 Australian of the Year State and Territory recipients.

23 November 2017

Midawarr | Harvest
Immerse yourself in a vast Arnhem Land floodplain and lose yourself in a forest of bark paintings, in an ambitious and beautiful cross-cultural collaboration between renowned landscape artist John Wolseley and the great Yolŋu artist, Mulkun Wirrpanda.

18 November 2017

National Museum wins Canberra Region Tourism Award for the second time
The National Museum of Australia has won the Major Festivals and Events prize for its most popular ever exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

18 September 2017

Collisions – two worlds impact across time
Collisions is an extraordinary virtual reality (VR) experience which takes visitors on a journey to the land of Indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian desert.

14 September 2017

Songlines exhibition opens in Canberra
An ancient creation saga featuring a dramatic chase across the Australian deserts is at the heart of the groundbreaking exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, which opens at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra tomorrow.

10 August 2017

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.

01 August 2017

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.

27 July 2017

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.

15 June 2017

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.

06 June 2017

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.

24 May 2017

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.

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