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
The Government will provide $1 million to support the development and regional touring of 16 exhibitions in 2018-19.
Museums, libraries and galleries
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about our shared histories and cultures.
Museums, libraries and galleries
This International Museum Day we go below the deck at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).
Museums, libraries and galleries
The National Museum of Australia (NMA) has officially opened its new exhibition hall, providing different ways to engage with...

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