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.

What's new

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Sunday 13 September marks the 13th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
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Eighty five important cultural objects are now back in Australia thanks to the Return of Cultural Heritage pilot project.
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A revered 19th century Aboriginal shield now has a permanent home in the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), on the land of...
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Australia's digital heritage collection delivers an extensive array of cultural and historical resources to all Australians.

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