National Institutions

Canberra is the National Capital of Australia.

The most concrete role of any national capital is to be the seat of that countrys government. However, a capital should be more than that. It should be a focus for the nation and a source of pride for the people.

Canberra, the planned city within a beautiful and uniquely Australian landscape, has been designed to embody our heritage, aspirations, unity and values. It symbolises Australian society, culture and diversity in the stories told through our national and cultural institutions.

The collections held at these institutions are held for the people of Australia, so that visiting Canberra can be an enriching experience for everyone.

The links below will take you directly to the homepages of each institution.

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