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Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
27 February 2017
The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Helen Cook as a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a three-year term.
Entrance to the National Gallery of Australia
Indigenous arts and languages. Indigenous arts and languages
22 February 2017
Applications are now open for the 2017–18 Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program.
Eight Didgeridoos
Regional arts Regional arts
20 February 2017
Applications are now open for the Festivals Australia program.
Selection of beanies from the Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Performing arts Performing arts
15 February 2017
AYO is celebrating 60 years of providing professional leadership and inspiration to young Australian musicians.
Australian Youth Orchestra 60 year logo
Regional arts Regional arts
13 February 2017
Applications are now open for the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring program.
Artwork titled 'R.R.R.'
Doc website icons separate artboards - general General
10 February 2017
Project descriptions for eleven successful projects funded in the October 2016 Visions funding round.
Cultural heritage Cultural heritage
20 January 2017
The Government has announced funding to assist the South Australian Museum to purchase the Fire of Australia opal.
Fire of Australia Opal
Literature Literature
11 January 2017
There is now a better way to manage your lending rights claims online.
Row of books
Screen Screen
15 December 2016
The next DC superhero movie Aquaman is set to be filmed in Australia in 2017.
Directors clapper board
Museums, libraries and galleries Museums, libraries and galleries
13 December 2016
The Turnbull Government has reappointed the Hon Dr David Kemp as Chair, Mr Bernard Wright AO as Deputy Chair and the Hon Simon Crean as a member of...
Image of the front of the Museum of Australian Democracy