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.
Iconic characters from DreamWorks Animation’s most celebrated films including Shrek, Trolls and How to Train Your Dragon are among the animations featured in this dynamic and interactive exhibition. Explore concept drawings, storyboards, models, masks, maps, photographs, posters, paintings and other original artworks from the studio’s archive.
10–11am and 1–2pmThis guided tour provides an excellent introduction to the Museum, exploring highlights from our permanent exhibition galleries.
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.
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.
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)
Weekdays, 30 September to 11 October Join us for holiday activities inspired by DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition. Discover the meaning of pitch, storyboard, frame per second, inbetweening, fades and sync as you explore the fascinating world of animation. Activities suitable for children 6 years and above but younger children are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hear our host Alyssa Johnson share her expertise, knowledge and passion for animation. Alyssa has experience in storyboarding, 2D animation and 3D animation production.
Come and see DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition during our ‘quiet hours’ sessions, suitable for anyone who prefers a quieter visitor experience. Developed in partnership with Autism Spectrum Australia.
We’re screening Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third all in one day. After each film, why not stretch your legs with a spin through DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition* to see the storyboards and models that went into the production of these fantastic films. Freshly made popcorn will be available before each screening. *Exhibition entry is not included.
Experience DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition after dark. Explore the exhibition, play a game, learn about animation and storytelling, and stay to watch a free DreamWorks Animation film.
Join director Ákos Armont and producer Antony Waddington at the Canberra premiere.Inspired by Jack Brabham, Australia's first Grand Prix champion, this documentary feature shares a story of passion, commitment and the pursuit of excellence. Enjoy the screening and hear from the film’s director and producer as they answer audience questions and share exclusive insights about the film.
In this month's Object club, we’re exploring the PS Enterprise, the Museum's operational paddle steamer. The talk and tour will be led by our large-technology conservator, Nathan Pharoah. Nathan is the genius behind the restoration of the Queen Elizabeth II Royal Daimler and will talk us through the process of restoration and conservation of this historic working boat.
Followed by tea/coffee and cake. Exclusive to Museum Friends. Join Friends
The National Museum of Australia acknowledges First Australians and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.