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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Grants of up to $15,000 and in kind support are on offer to help eligible organisations share Australia’s maritime history.
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The latest data on the contribution of our National Cultural Institutions to Australians is now available.
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There’s something on for every member of the family at our national collecting institutions this summer.
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As the weather warms and school holidays approach, take a look at what events are on at our national cultural institutions for...

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