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

  • Darwin Festival winds up with water spectacular

    Darwin Festival winds up with water spectacular

    21 August 2014  | Ministerial Release

    The Darwin Festival will finish on a high this weekend with the internationally acclaimed Vietnamese Water Puppets taking over the Darwin Waterfront for four free shows starting tonight.

    The performance showcases the ancient art of traditional Vietnamese puppets as they walk on water. It is one of five international acts secured as a result of the Giles Government's increased investment in this year's Darwin Festival.

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  • NT Indigenous talent shines on national stage

    NT Indigenous talent shines on national stage

    15 August 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Minister for Community Services Bess Price has congratulated the winners of this year's National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA).

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  • Find out how Darwin was named at the NT Library

    Find out how Darwin was named at the NT Library

    12 August 2014  | Departmental Release

    A new exhibition looking at how Darwin was named will open at the Northern Territory Library this Thursday, 14 August.

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  • New book to mark 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy

    New book to mark 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy

    12 August 2014  | Ministerial Release

    A new bookabout Cyclone Tracy will be launched this week ahead of the 40th anniversary ofthe disaster in December this year.

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  • Arts aplenty in Darwin this weekend

    Arts aplenty in Darwin this weekend

    8 August 2014  | Ministerial Release

    The annual Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair kicks off at the Darwin Convention Centretoday, capping off a jam-packed weekend of art events across the Top End.

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  • Queensland Artist Tony Albert Wins National Telstra Art Award

    Queensland Artist Tony Albert Wins National Telstra Art Award

    8 August 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Queensland artist Tony Albert has been awarded Australia's most prestigious Indigenous art prize for his confronting series of photos that reveals the strong connection to community by young Indigenous men living in Sydney, at the 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.

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