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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Did you know you can help record history during this extraordinary time?
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Australia's National Collecting Institutions will begin re-opening to visitors from June 2.
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Our cultural institutions may be closed but we are still able to join celebrations of International Museums Day and explore the...
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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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