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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Cultural heritage
The Turnbull Government has announced $415,000 for 77 projects to ensure the preservation and display of objects of national...
Cultural heritage
Australian Indigenous ancestral remains have been returned to Indigenous communities in a moving ceremony in London with the...
Cultural heritage
The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural...
Cultural heritage
Arts Minister Senator George Brandis has announced the approval of the National Museum of Australia for five years as an...

Funding programs

UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity

Australia is a party to the UNESCO Convention to protect and promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.