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Daily The Historical Expression of Chinese Art exhibition Explore calligraphy and paintings from the National Museum of China.
Daily 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.

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At the heart of the National Museum of Australia is our National Historical Collection, more than 210,000 objects which represent Australia’s history and cultural heritage.

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Nova Peris

Learn about Nova Peris’s trailblazing story of strength, triumph and inspiration in the arenas of both sport and politics.

Transient and timeless

Explore Painting on Country, an innovative exhibition featuring the work of five senior artists from Tjungu Palya Art Centre.

Royal Daimler conservation

Discover the mysteries surrounding the 1948 Daimler landaulette, used in Queen Elizabeth II’s debut royal tour of Australia.

Convict love tokens

Learn about a moving convict memento, as featured in a new partnership with Visit Canberra and Schwartz Media.

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