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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Eighteen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors from the United Kingdom have been returned to Australia.
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The remains of 38 Narungga ancestors are laid to rest in a community-led ceremony.
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Hundreds of ceramics illegally removed from a historic shipwreck have been returned to Indonesia.
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A billiard table from the 1800s provides a unique glimpse back in time.

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