Australia's collecting institutions protect and celebrate Australia's rich cultural heritage, share resources and mentor regional partners. We provide advice to government and the sector on best practice for collecting cultural material, developing quality collections and ensuring ethical collecting in Australia.

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Museums, libraries and galleries
We go behind the scenes at the National Museum of Australia to learn more about their work to conserve Australia’s historic art.
Museums, libraries and galleries
It’s warming up outside and inside at our national institutions – check out what's hot in arts and culture this month.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Our latest video explores the history, landscape and artists of Bundanon Trust.
Museums, libraries and galleries
Love live music, film and sculptures? Our national institutions have you covered this October!

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