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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The Government will provide over $100,000 to preserve a rare guitar used by Australian surf rock band The Atlantics, and a 19th...
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From 1 July 2019, institutions will need to lodge Cultural Gifts Program submissions online.
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Three repatriation ceremonies will be held in April to return Australian Indigenous ancestors from 5 collecting institutions in...
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The ancestral remains have been returned to Australia from the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom.

Funding programs

Cultural heritage

UNESCO Convention on cultural diversity

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

Funding support programs