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The National Museum of Australia's role is to develop and maintain a national collection of historical material and increase awareness and understanding of Australia's history and culture. It fulfils this by undertaking research, managing its collections and providing access through public programs and exhibitions. It's mission is to promote an understanding of Australia's history and an awareness of future possibilities by: - developing, preserving, digitising and exhibiting a significant national collection; - taking a leadership role in research and scholarship; - engaging and providing access for audiences nationally and internationally; and - delivering innovative programmes.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    National Museum of Australia Act 1980

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    8 September 1980

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. David Jones 26 June 2018 25 June 2021
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Dr. Matthew Trinca 18 February 2019 17 February 2024
Member Mr. Benedict (Ben) Maguire 21 August 2018 20 August 2021
Member Mr. Peter Walker 20 July 2018 19 July 2021
Member Dr. Mike Haywood 20 July 2018 19 July 2021
Member Mr. Stephen Byron 6 May 2019 5 May 2022
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Member Mr. Tony Nutt AO 3 March 2018 2 March 2021
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