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For writers and content creators

The National Museum of Australia promotes a clear, consistent and accessible approach to all content. We follow the Australian Government Style Manual.

For gallery and exhibition titles, see Museum terms.

Contact us if you have suggestions or want to reproduce any part of this style guide, which is mainly for Museum staff but can be used by anyone.


The Museum follows spellings set out in the Macquarie Dictionary. This web-based version draws on style guides including the Monash University Editorial Style Guide. The Museum’s original guide was based on Powerhouse Museum and Melbourne Museum guides.

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