The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is the main museum in the Northern Territory. It is also the home of the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Australia’s longest running Indigenous art prize.

The museums’s art collection consists of over 30,000 items of art and culture.

Among the many Historical Objects & Exhibits of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the following are some highlights:

  • Photographs of Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Sacred Aboriginal Objects
  • Cat-o-nine-tails from Fannie Bay Gaol
  • Timor Sea Banjofish
  • Sweetheart
  • Cyclone Tracy

To help you better appreciate the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the following guides will be helpful:

  • Historical Objects & Exhibits of Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
  • Established:             1981
  • Type:                         Art, Culture  & History Museum
  • Location:                  19 Conacher St, Darwin City NT 0820
  • City:                           Darwin

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“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.” Renzo Piano

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