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 expertly crafted Hannah Cabinet, which took more than six years to create, will be on permanent display for all Australians...
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Three culturally significant sculptures will be returned to India during Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit in January next...
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45 Australian Indigenous ancestors have been repatriated from Germany to Australia.
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Encounters 2020 sees the HMB Endeavour replica circumnavigate Australia to mark Cook 250.

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