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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.
The Studio: Collections Up Close Visitors to this display explored the story of the Seven Sisters in a new installation of life-sized fibre-art figures by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers.
The Historical Expression of Chinese Art exhibition Explore calligraphy and paintings from the National Museum of China.

Our collection

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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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.

Defining Moments quiz

The Museum recently launched its first Defining Moments in Australian History quiz and the results have prompted us to develop more.

Birtles and the Sundowner car

See the Sundowner car driven by adventurer Francis Birtles on record-breaking journeys from London to Melbourne Darwin to Melbourne in the 1920s.

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