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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

01 September 2020

Museum publishes remarkable account of Aboriginal Sydney
National Museum of Australia Press has recently published What the Colonists Never Knew: A History of Aboriginal Sydney, written by Dennis Foley and Peter Read.

27 August 2020

Endeavour Voyage exhibition extended
The National Museum of Australia is extending its landmark exhibition, Endeavour Voyage: The Untold Stories of Cook and the First Australians until April 2010. The planned British Museum blockbuster, Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes is rescheduled to open on 17 December 2021.

17 August 2020

New exhibition gives voice to the narratives of Indigenous Australians
A new exhibition and introduction to the First Australians gallery showcases objects drawn from the National Museum of Australia’s extensive Indigenous collections.

02 June 2020

Landmark Endeavour anniversary exhibition
The view from the ship and the view from the shore will feature in a major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, marking the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s remarkable 1770 passage up the nation’s east coast in the HMB Endeavour.

06 April 2020

New social media project to record pandemic experiences
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched a digital initiative to provide a national platform to record shared experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of an integrated community outreach program in this difficult time.

21 February 2020

Major digital project to record bushfire images and stories
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched a digital initiative to provide a national platform for grassroots story-telling and to honour front line emergency workers, as part of a wider collecting and community outreach program dedicated to the summer fire crisis.

16 February 2020

Bungendore Fridge donation
An iconic fridge that was stocked with cold drinks by the side of the road in Bungendore for thirsty firefighters battling blazes in the region, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

10 February 2020

National Museum joins Cultural Attractions of Australia
Admire the National Museum of Australia’s dramatic architecture from a private hot air balloon above Canberra and explore the iconic collection up-close on a private tour of the galleries and storage houses.

26 January 2020

National Museum of Australia director Dr Mathew Trinca receives Order of Australia
The National Museum of Australia’s director Dr Mathew Trinca has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for significant services to the museums and galleries sector.

13 January 2020

Local Projects develop new National Museum gallery
Exciting interactive and immersive digital experiences relating to Australia’s unique environment and natural history will feature in a new gallery at the National Museum of Australia, to be designed by the team behind the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York and the renewal of the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney.

26 December 2019

Okavango wildlife VR film screening now
Summer visitors to the National Museum can get up close to elephants, lions and hippos as they venture into the African wetlands with a new 360-degree video experience that follows a groundbreaking expedition to save Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

12 December 2019

Joint exhibition commemorates 2020 Australian of the Year recipients
The National Museum of Australia and the National Australia Day Council (NADC) today launched an exhibition of significant objects chosen by the eight extraordinary 2020 Australian of the Year state and territory recipients which tell us something about their lives, aspirations and experiences.

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