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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A billiard table from the 1800s provides a unique glimpse back in time.
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Narungga and Kaurna ancestors are among those returning to their ancestral home.
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Four objects of Iranian cultural heritage have been returned to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Aircraft enthusiasts will soon be able to get a bird’s-eye view of an important piece of Australian aviation history.

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