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

  • Groundrush at Araluen Arts Centre

    Groundrush at Araluen Arts Centre

    23 June 2014  | Departmental Release

    An exhibition using various art disciplines to showcase the closure and rehabilitation of the Groundrush Mine in the Tanami Desert is set to open at Araluen Arts Centre on Friday.

    Araluen Cultural Precinct director Tim Rollason said the Groundrush project involves a group of six artists who, in the winter of 2007, spent several weeks in residence at the Tanami mine site and the nearby Tanami Downs Station, located northwest of Alice Springs.

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  • New board to lead a new era for Territory Museums

    New board to lead a new era for Territory Museums

    19 June 2014  | Ministerial Release

    A new board has been appointed for the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) as it prepares to enter a new and exciting era.

    From 1 July, the board will have stronger powers to attract private sector support under legislation passed by the Northern Territory Government earlier this year.

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  • Finalists Named For NT's Richest Art Award

    Finalists Named For NT's Richest Art Award

    27 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan has announced the finalists for this year's prestigious 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA).

    Mr Conlan said the response to this year's Awards had been overwhelming after the total prize pool was increased from $60,000 to $75,000 – the biggest pool in the event's history.

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  • Dinosaurs Alive! at MAGNT

    Dinosaurs Alive! at MAGNT

    26 May 2014  | Departmental Release

    After 65 million years, dinosaurs  are back at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) this June.

    Director of the MAGNT, Mr Pierre Arpin, said tickets are now on sale for young palaeontologists and their families to get up close and personal with life-like roaring, growling, moving dinosaurs at the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibition.

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  • Controlled Falling Project at Araluen Arts Centre

    Controlled Falling Project at Araluen Arts Centre

    23 May 2014  | Departmental Release

    Following sell out seasons and standing ovations across Australia, Europe and the UK, ThisSideUp acrobatics bring their audacious heart stopping circus spectacular to the Araluen Arts Centre this Saturday 24 May. - Read More

  • $245,000 In Funding For Regional Museums

    $245,000 In Funding For Regional Museums

    23 May 2014  | Ministerial Release

    Minister for Arts and Museums Matt Conlan today announced applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Regional Museums Grants Support Program. 

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