We protect national and international movable cultural heritage: we regulate exports and imports, and help museums, galleries and libraries acquire important cultural material. We help repatriate Indigenous ancestral remains and cultural material.

What's new

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Over $47 million to digitise at-risk collections of Australia's National Collecting Institutions and to support Trove to 2023.
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A wood and steel axe of cultural significance has been returned to the Philippines.
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A priceless Incan carved wooden vessel, known as a canopa, will soon be on its way back to its rightful home in Peru.
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An historic museum in Far North Queensland will be renovated thanks to a grant from the Australian Government.

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