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Sacred objects return home after 100 years

In July 2017, Museums Victoria repatriated 26 sacred objects to Arrernte elders in Alice Springs, under the Indigenous Repatriation Program. Arrernte elders identified the objects from the Museums Victoria collection to be returned and stored at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory’s (MAGNT) Strehlow Research Centre. The Centre

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NFSA calls on music lovers and history buffs to have their say

To celebrate 10 years of Sounds of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) is calling upon music lovers and history buffs to suggest this year’s additions for the prestigious honour list.Since launching in 2007, more than 100 sounds have been added to the Sounds of Australiaregistry.  Each recording has been

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2018 Australia Council Awards and National Indigenous Arts Awards open for nominations

The Australia Council for the Arts has today announced the opening of nominations for its two high profile national arts awards programs.The prestigious Australia Council Awards recognise artists across a range of practice areas, including music, literature, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre, dance, and community arts and cultural

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Culture key for Aboriginal and Torres Strait children

Cultural activities are popular among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to mark National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.In 2014-15, 70 per cent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 3-14 years participated in selected cultural

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Special Q&A broadcast from Garma

ABC Indigenous Affairs editor Stan Grant will host a special Q&A broadcast from the Garma festival in remote Arnhemland on Saturday 5 August.The broadcast will be streamed to Facebook, Youtube and Periscope and rebroadcast on Monday 7 August on ABC.Joining the panel will be: Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion; Cape

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New report on cultural funding

The Australian Government has released its report on cultural funding.The estimated total expenditure by the three tiers of government during this period was $5,841.2 million for cultural activities:$2,289.8 million (39.2%) from the Australian Government $1,973.1 million (33.8%) from state and territory governments $1,578.3 million (27.0%) from local government.The amount spent

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Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks features 20 of the world’s most astonishing skyscrapers from Australia, Asia, Canada, USA and United Arab Emirates, constructed with breathtaking architectural detail and accuracy by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern Hemisphere.The exhibition, opening at the National Museum of Australia on

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