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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.

Where to find us

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

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).

09 June 2016

Iconic Canning Stock Route paintings tour Japan
Iconic Indigenous paintings from the National Museum of Australia’s Canning Stock Route collection go on display in Japan today, at the start of a major international tour of a jewel in the crown of the institution’s National Historical Collection.

16 May 2016

Museum acquires Namatjira painting
A watercolour painting of Mount Hermannsburg and the Lutheran Mission, by renowned Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia.

17 February 2016

World record breaking fleece on display at RSPCA ACT
RSPCA ACT in partnership with the National Museum of Australia is proud to launch the display of ‘Chris’ the sheep’s record-breaking fleece.

09 February 2016

National Museum acquires Peter Norman Olympic singlet
The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has acquired the historic 1968 Olympic singlet worn by Australian silver medallist Peter Norman, who was best known for his part in that event’s historic civil rights podium protest.

08 February 2016

Vale Dr John Hirst
Dr John Hirst, the renowned Australian historian who passed away last week, made a remarkable contribution to the National Museum of Australia over many years.

19 January 2016

New #AustraliaDay twitter emoji unveiled as Australians prepare to share their Australia Day
Whether you’re celebrating 26 January 2016 by swimming at the beach, firing up the BBQ or watching fireworks, this Australia Day there’s one way to make sure you are part of celebrations across the nation – with an exclusive Australia Day Twitter emoji.

16 December 2015

New Exhibition Commemorates 2016 Australian of the Year Finalists
Champions for gender equality, the abolition of capital punishment, conservation, personal sacrifice for others, affordable health care and the building of youth self-esteem, are honoured in a new exhibition featuring the National Australia Day Council’s (NADC) 2016 Australian of the Year finalists.

26 November 2015

Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum
A Gweagal shield and two spears collected when Lieutenant James Cook first set foot in Botany Bay in 1770 are among the rare artefacts on display in a landmark exhibition, Encounters: Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum, launched in Canberra today.

20 November 2015

National Museum acquires historic Australian Rules collection
Australian Rules Grand Final winning jumpers and trophies, worn and won by the Richmond legend Royce Hart, are among items purchased by the National Museum of Australia, in Canberra.

11 November 2015

National Museum and The Prince’s Charities Australia announce International Indigenous Cultural Scholarships
Scholarships in Australia and the United Kingdom promoting cultural work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, will commence next year as part of an inaugural partnership between the National Museum of Australia (NMA) and The Prince’s Charities Australia (PCA).

02 November 2015

National Museum acquires historic Phar Lap Catalogue
An historic 1928 catalogue documenting the sale of the champion racehorse Phar Lap to American businessman David J Davis, has been acquired by the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

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