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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
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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

19 January 2017

Official Twitter #AustraliaDay emoji launched ahead of national celebrations
Twitter Australia, the National Australia Day Council and the National Museum of Australia are encouraging all Australians to share their Australia Day celebrations online, with the launch of an official #AustraliaDay Twitter emoji, unveiled today.

06 January 2017

National Museum marks one-millionth global visit to A History of the World in 100 Objects
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is celebrating the one-millionth global visit to its blockbuster exhibition, A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, and is extending its opening hours until the show closes on 29 January 2017.

15 December 2016

Joint exhibition commemorates 2017 Australian of the Year national finalists
An advocate for living beyond dementia, a speech pathologist improving literacy in the justice system, a groundbreaking biomedical scientist and an Indigenous health leader, along with refugee champions and campaigners against slavery and domestic violence, will be honoured in a new exhibition featuring the 2017 Australian of the Year national finalists.

14 November 2016

Museum wins Canberra region tourism award for ‘Encounters’
The National Museum of Australia has won the Major Festivals and Events prize for its groundbreaking exhibition Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum, at the Canberra Region Tourism Awards.

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

50,000 visits to A History of the World
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra today marked the 50,000th visit to its blockbuster exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum.

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.

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