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

  • A first class home for art in Darwin's CBD

    A first class home for art in Darwin's CBD

    15 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The Giles Government is creating a brand new cultural institution for the Territory, unveiling plans for a dedicated visual art gallery in Darwin's historic Chan Building.

    Chief Minister Adam Giles and Arts Minister Gary Higgins joined Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) board chair, Allan Myers AO QC, to announce the $18.3 million project.

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  • The Northern Territory Library – its future in writing

    The Northern Territory Library – its future in writing

    12 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The Northern Territory Library has a new plan.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins has released the library's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan which is the result of an extensive community and stakeholder consultation process.

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  • The Northern Territory Library - its future in writing

    The Northern Territory Library - its future in writing

    12 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The Northern Territory Library has a new plan.

    Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins has released the library's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan which is the result of an extensive community and stakeholder consultation process. - Read More

  • Art and stories at the Northern Territory Library

    Art and stories at the Northern Territory Library

    5 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    A new exhibition opens at the Northern Territory Library on Tuesday celebrating the art and stories of long time Territorians Arthur and Patsy Que Noy.

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  • Continue to celebrate the life of Albert Borella

    Continue to celebrate the life of Albert Borella

    4 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Territorians still have a chance to learn about the life and service of our only Victoria Cross recipient with the free exhibition Borella's War: the making of a legend at the Northern Territory Library.

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  • An opportunity with REALISATOR 2015

    An opportunity with REALISATOR 2015

    3 April 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Territory filmmakers have until 24 April to apply for Screen Territory's REALISATOR 2015 program.

    Arts Minister Gary Higgins said the program offers local filmmakers the chance to develop their skills through documentary and factual projects.

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