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National Museum of Australia. (1980-)

Also known as
Australia. National Museum.
National Museum Australia.
National Museum of Australia.
NMA.
Function
Collection Management; History of Australian Engineering; History of Australian Science; History of Australian Technology
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36047568
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-783640

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Opened in March 2001, the National Museum is the first in the country devoted to the stories of Australia and Australians, exploring the key issues, events and people that have shaped and influenced our nation.

The Museum brings together the richly diverse stories of Australia's land, nation and people, and has developed an international reputation for innovative exhibitions.

The collection has everything from a carcass of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger to Australia's largest collection of bark paintings, Greg Chappel's cricket cap and Captain Cook's magnifier.

Enjoy the Museum's rotating theatre Circa, or create a city of the future and see it come to life at our 3D theatre - Kspace.

With hands-on displays, guided tours, exhibitions and events for the family, waterfront dining, a magnificent shop and more. Best of all, general admission is free!

More than 200,000 objects. There are four permanent exhibitions: Eternity: Stories from the Emotional Heart of Australia, Old New Land: Australia's People and Environment, Gallery of First Australians and Australian Journeys. The Nation gallery has now closed making way for an exciting new permanent gallery - Landmarks: People and Places across Australia.

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The National Museum of Australia was established in November 1980, under the National Museum of Australia Act, 1980. From their Web site, January 2002: "The National Museum of Australia is a statutory body within the Communications, Information technology and the Arts portfolio. The Director of the National Museum reports to the Council of the National Museum and is responsible to the Minister for Communications, Information technology and the Arts for the overall management of the museum and its programs."

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In 1985 the Museum of Australia changed its name to National Museum of Australia. Works by these bodies are found under the name used at the time of publication.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. National Museum of Australia
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 2005
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 16, 1, 122-124
  3. Land, Nation, People: Stories from the National Museum of Australia
    National Museum of Australia
    Published: National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, 2004
  4. Collections and the Nation: Science, History and the National Museum of Australia
    Robin, Libby
    Published: 2003
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 14, 3, 251-289
  5. Environmental History in the National Museum of Australia
    Smith, Mike
    Published: 2000
    Series: Public History Review, 8, 27-43
  6. Primary description of agency CA 4435; National Museum of Australia. Registration of entity: 2 November 1987
    Published: National Archives of Australia, 2002
    Series: RecordSearch
  7. Geophysical Instruments in the National Historical Collection
    Shephard, Denis
    Published: 2013
    Series: Preview, 163, 21-7
  8. It is a Treat at Any Time to Study Nature: an Introduction to the Collections of Herbert Basedow
    Kaus, David
    Published: 2009
    Series: Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, 138, 7-18
  9. The Reluctant Collector: Lloyd Warner
    Hamby, Louise
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2008
    Series: The Makers and Making of Indigenous Australian Museum Collections, 355-82
  10. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. Submission by the National Museum of Australia to National Museum of Australia : review of exhibitions and public programs
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Book : 2003 ]
    At National Museum Aust
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  2. National Museum of Australia
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Book : 1989-2000 ]
    At 3 libraries
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  3. National Museum of Australia : Australian Gallery File
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Published : 2018 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Yesterday tomorrow : National Museum of Australia
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Book : 2001 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  5. What's on
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    [ Periodical : 2012-2019 ]
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  6. reCollections (National Museum of Australia)
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Periodical, Archived website : 2006-2019 ]
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    At 24 libraries
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  7. Friends newsletter
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Periodical : 2011-2019 ]
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  8. What's on for families at the National Museum of Australia / National Museum of Australia
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Periodical : 2000-2019 ]
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  9. National Museum of Australia corporate plan 1995-1998
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Book : 1995 ]
    At 5 libraries
    National Museum of Australia corporate plan 1995-1998
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  10. What's on for adults at the National Museum of Australia / National Museum of Australia, Canberra
    National Museum of Australia
    [ Periodical : 2009-2011 ]
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    Naturalist; Writer; Botanical Artist; Illustrator; Artist; ; Draughtsman; Cartoonist / Illustrator; Painter; Botanist; 6910; Taxidermist; 2599; 9002
    ... National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT ... National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT ... Caroline Atkinson was home-educated in New South Wales, a keen student of natural history and an ... accomplished botanical illustrator. She was also a populariser of science and published in the Sydney Morning ...
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  1. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA National Museum of Australia Act 1980
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  2. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA National Museum of Australia Act 1980
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    ... Act 1980, HEREBY MAKE AVAILABLE to the National Museum of Australia (the Museum) for the purposes of ... AUSTRALIA National Museum of Australia Act 1980 subsection 8(1) SCHEDULE ACTON PENINSULA BLOCK 3 SECTION 55 ... 182 words
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    ... MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA Applications are invited for appointment as— Director The Museum of Australia ... environment These themes are to be interwoven m the conceptal interpretation of Australia s first national ... 574 words
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    At ABC Radio National
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    Prepared by librarians at the Australian National Maritime Museum Library to accompany the Museum's exhibition East of India : forgotten trade with Australia (2013) . This is a list of resources for r...

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    Prepared by the Australian National Maritime Museum Library this list includes pictures of ships associated with the exploration of Australia.

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    Dutch Australian Weekly (Sydney, NSW : 1951 - 1993) Monday 28 July 1986 p 13 Article
    ... oprichtingsprofessor van Sociologie aan de Australische Nationale Universiteit. Hij is ook lid geweest van de 'Interim ... National Museum of Australia Het Australisch Nationaal Museum, dat rond 1990 in Canberra geopend ... 678 words
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    ... Museum of Australia Bill, 1980, to the House of Representatives, said a 90hectare site south-west of ... National museum site A national museum could be built inside the Parliamentary Triangle, the ... 129 words
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