Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia have reinvigorated their ancestors’ practice of painting directly onto the land. Their work, captured in a series of large-format photographs, is both timeless and transient, bridging the ancient and the contemporary.
This Australian-first exhibition explores the breadth and tradition of Chinese calligraphy and painting through artworks from the National Museum of China’s collection never previously shown outside of China.
Discover the story of the Seven Sisters in a new installation of life-sized fibre-art figures by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Learn more by joining us for a series of workshops led by Indigenous artists and creatives. Please note: The Studio will be closed when workshops are in progress.
10–11am and 1–2pmThis guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.
The First Australians gallery is located on two levels and traces the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their spirituality, diversity, identity and survival.
The Landmarks gallery is located on two levels and features over 1500 objects. It explores Australian history since European settlement, through stories of Australian places from across the continent.
Take a guided tour with one of our hosts to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their history, culture and connection to country in our largest exhibition gallery.
Travel to Antarctica using the latest 360-degree virtual reality technology and follow in the footsteps of the scientists researching this mysterious continent. Bookings essential. Select your date and time at Eventbrite (booking fees apply)
Join Tyronne Bell for an introduction to the Ngunawal language of the Canberra region, surrounded by the Seven Sisters tjanpi figures on display in The Studio.
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.