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.

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Successful applicants from the 2020–21 Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS) round have been announced.
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A rare bracelet crafted in the early 1900s will now be on display for all Australians to see.
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Four pre-Columbian figurines were handed over to the Ambassador of Mexico, His Excellency Eduardo Peña Haller, in a handback...
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Sunday 13 September marks the 13th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

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