Welcome to the Department of Arts and Museums

The Department of Arts and Museums (DoAM) brings together cultural and collecting institutions from across the Territory, as well as the Territory’s film office and the arts funding and development branch.

The Department is responsible for protecting and providing access to the Territory’s scientific and cultural asset collections and assisting the community to care for, and make best use of, these assets for research and to create educational, recreation and commercial opportunities.

Latest News

  • Arts grants help young performers

    Arts grants help young performers

    25 March 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Parliament House rocked to a different beat today.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins and Madam Speaker Kezia Purick were treated to a performance by break dancing crew the D*City Rockers on the Speaker's Green in celebration of the crew's recent trip to Cambodia for development of their skills.

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  • Al Strangeways Exhibition at Araluen Art Centre

    Al Strangeways Exhibition at Araluen Art Centre

    23 March 2015  | Departmental Release

    The Araluen Arts Centre will present Community: The People of the School, a solo exhibition by Alice Springs artist Al Strangeways.

    Araluen Arts Centre director Tim Rollason said the artworks featured in the exhibition explore and present the people of the Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) Catholic Education Centre, where Strangeways has worked since 2010.

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  • In celebration of three Territory arts professionals

    In celebration of three Territory arts professionals

    20 March 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Three dedicated and talented Northern Territory arts professionals have achieved national recognition, taking out three prestigious national awards for their work.

    Louise Partos (Executive Officer, Artback NT), Will Stubbs (Coordinator, the Buku'Larrngguay Centre) and Alyson Evans (formerly Darwin Community Arts) have all been presented different awards – the 2015 Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Asialink Fellowship (Ms Partos), the Australia Council Visual Arts Advocate Award (Mr Stubbs) and the Kirk Robson Award (Ms Evans).

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  • Super year planned for MusicNT

    Super year planned for MusicNT

    19 March 2015  | Departmental Release

    2015 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Northern Territory's peak contemporary music body MusicNT.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins tonight launched the 2015 MusicNT program which features a wide range of initiatives aimed at growing and development the local music industry.

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  • The Northern Territory Library – in the digital age

    The Northern Territory Library – in the digital age

    18 March 2015  | Departmental Release

    The Northern Territory Library is continuing to embrace the technological age with the launch of a brand new interface and its ongoing digitisation program.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins has had a first-hand look at the library's digitisation program which is helping preserve Territory history as well as open it up to the online world.

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  • Desert Mob – a major milestone celebration

    Desert Mob – a major milestone celebration

    17 March 2015  | Ministerial Release

    One of Australia's most significant Aboriginal arts events celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

    Desert Mob is a leading national arts event featuring an annual exhibition of recent artworks from Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia, a market place of artworks and a symposium led by artists from the region.

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