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Until 10 November 2019 Painting on Country See stunning large-format photographs of rock art on country from Tjungu Palya artists.
Daily First Australians Explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.
Now showing DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Go behind the scenes of DreamWorks Animation’s most popular films.

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Alex Hartman
Vale Alex Hartman

The Council and staff of the National Museum of Australia send their deepest condolences in relation to the passing of former Council member, Alex Hartman.

Mr Hartman served on the Museum's Council from 2015 to 2018, and his extensive business experience and expertise in digital media operations was invaluable to the work of the Museum.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Can I play too?

Discover how the National Museum builds inclusive digital experiences.

Encounters fellows

Read about the 2019 Encounters fellows and the beginning of the Fellowship program in Canberra.

Shrek, Po and Toothless star in DreamWorks Animation exhibition

Read our media release about DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition which opens on 12 September 2019.

Top five tips

Read our top insider’s tips on visiting the DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition in Canberra.

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