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

  • 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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  • Screen Territory and ABC Arts Online Callout for new Documentary Filmmakers

    Screen Territory and ABC Arts Online Callout for new Documentary Filmmakers

    24 October 2014  | Departmental Release

    Northern Territory filmmakers will have the opportunity to create a documentary on an NT based visual artist for ABC Arts Online as part of a new joint initiative, Art X *North.

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  • Boneta-Marie Mabo Wins People’s Choice Award

    Boneta-Marie Mabo Wins People’s Choice Award

    24 October 2014  | Departmental Release

    Sydney artist Boneta-Marie Mabo has been voted the People's Choice Award winner as part of this year's 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

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  • TaikOz’s Crimson Sky at Araluen

    TaikOz’s Crimson Sky at Araluen

    13 October 2014  | Departmental Release

    Australia's world-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble, TaikOz, will present a stunning new work at the Araluen Arts Centre on Friday, 24 October.

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  • Alice Springs to host Cultural Ministers meeting

    Alice Springs to host Cultural Ministers meeting

    8 October 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Alice Springs will this week host the annual meeting of Australia's Arts and Cultural Ministers.

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