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

  • Community invited to help develop new Arts and Cultural Policy

    Community invited to help develop new Arts and Cultural Policy

    20 November 2014  | Departmental Release

    The Northern Territory Government is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community to help develop a new Northern Territory Arts and Cultural Policy.

    "This new policy will help guide us to grow and develop our vibrant arts and cultural sector in the Northern Territory and help promote our great Territory stories to the rest of the world," said Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan.

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  • 28th Annual Eric Johnston Lecture

    28th Annual Eric Johnston Lecture

    17 November 2014  | Departmental Release

    Charles Darwin University Professor Andrew Campbell is set to deliver this year's 28th Annual Eric Johnston Lecture at Northern Territory Library on Thursday night.

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  • Evolution: A Disrespective by Rob Brown

    Evolution: A Disrespective by Rob Brown

    14 November 2014  | Departmental Release

    A new exhibition featuring one of Darwin's most popularand irreverent artists is set to open at the Museum and Art Gallery of theNorthern Territory (MAGNT) this afternoon.

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  • Arnhem Land arts centre celebrates 25th anniversary

    Arnhem Land arts centre celebrates 25th anniversary

    1 November 2014  | Ministerial Release

    An arts centre in West Arnhem Land that started out as a Duke of Edinburgh Awards project, will today celebrate its 25th anniversary since opening its doors in 1989.

    The Indigenous-owned and governed Injalak Arts and Crafts Association in Gunbalanya showcases works from over 300 local artists and weavers and has been an important employer and source of externally generated income for the community over many years.

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  • Trading ideas on arts and culture

    Trading ideas on arts and culture

    31 October 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Leaders in arts, culture, education and business will gather in Darwin today for a new major international knowledge sharing and cultural event.

    Trading Ideas: Creative Investment between the Northern Territory and Asia Pacific will take place from 31 October to 1 November at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.

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  • MAGNT attracts significant donation for Papunya exhibition

    MAGNT attracts significant donation for Papunya exhibition

    30 October 2014  | Ministerial Release

    The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) has received its first significant philanthropic donation since becoming an independent statutory authority on 1 July this year.

    "I am delighted to announce that MAGNT received notice earlier this week that it has secured a $125,000 grant from the Gordon Darling Foundation in Melbourne to support the research and production of its Papunya exhibition that is scheduled to open in 2017," said Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan.

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