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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

28 October 2015

National Museum publishes new children’s book by acclaimed author Jackie French
Horace, a very big horse with an even bigger heart, is the hero of a new children’s book, Horace the Baker’s Horse, which is published and launched today by the National Museum of Australia.

27 October 2015

'I like Aeroplane Jelly'
A Model-T Ford truck used to promote the iconic Aeroplane Jelly brand has today gone on show at Canberra Airport, as part of a new push to take National Museum of Australia objects to a wider audience.

12 October 2015

The passing of the former National Museum of Australia director, Andrew Sayers
’It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Andrew Sayers at the weekend. Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family and friends at this difficult time.

05 August 2015

National Museum launches new exhibition, 'Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route'
Stories of contact, conflict and survival are featured in a striking new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, Kaninjaku: Stories from the Canning Stock Route, which includes 17 pieces not previously displayed.

27 July 2015

National Heritage Board and Australian museums strengthen collaboration through memorandums of understanding
To strengthen existing cultural and heritage collaboration between Singapore and Australia, Singapore’s National Heritage Board today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Australian museums, National Museum of Australia and Museum Victoria.

06 July 2015

National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of David Jones as Chair of the Museum Council
The following comment can be attributed to National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca:

19 June 2015

National Museum marks High Court's Mabo decision
The High Court’s pivotal 1992 Mabo ruling is honoured today as part of the National Museum of Australia’s Defining Moments project, which explores key dates that have defined the country’s history over more than 50,000 years.

15 May 2015

Baudin's artists capture the wonders of Australia
Exquisite illustrations by French artists made during Nicolas Baudin’s 1800s exploration of Australia will come to Australia as the result of a deal clinched in Canberra today between the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France, and six Australian museums.

27 April 2015

Historic Visit by National Museum's Indigenous Delegation to British Museum
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).

20 March 2015

National Museum honours Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy
The life of Aboriginal warrior Pemulwuy is commemorated today at the National Museum of Australia as part of its Defining Moments project, which explores key dates that have defined the country’s history over more than 50,000 years.

26 February 2015

Major partnership between the National Museum and British Museum
A landmark partnership between the National Museum of Australia and the British Museum will see rare objects, including a shield from the earliest encounter between Indigenous Australians and Lieutenant James Cook, brought to Australia for the first time since they were collected.

12 December 2014

National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Dr Janet Albrechtsen to the Museum Council
The following comment can be attributed to National Museum of Australia director, Dr Mathew Trinca: The National Museum of Australia welcomes the appointment of Dr Janet Albrechtsen to the Museum’s Council.

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