Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has announced the approval of the National Museum of Australia for five years as an approved borrowing institution under the Australian Government's Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme.

The National Museum of Australia is only the second institution to be approved under the Australian scheme which provides legal protection from seizure and suit for cultural objects on loan for temporary public exhibition in Australia. The scheme also ensures Australia continues to benefit from the significant social, cultural and economic benefits that international exhibitions deliver.

The National Museum of Australia has demonstrated it possesses the capacity, expertise and resources to uphold the ethical and legal responsibilities established by the scheme, including consultation with Australian communities on cultural objects proposed for loan and the capacity to undertake provenance checking and due diligence research to the highest international standards.

Read the full National Museum of Australia approved under the protection of cultural objects on loan scheme media release.