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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies


AIATSIS acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market 2023 - registrations now open

Join us in Canberra and online for this year's AIATSIS Indigenous Art Market. Artists and art centres can now register their interest in participating.

IAM 2023 Canberra and online

Anindilyakwa cultural heritage material to come home to Australia from Manchester Museum

A recent handover ceremony at Manchester Museum saw the return of 174 cultural heritage items to the Anindilyakwa community.

Two women hugging at the return ceremony

Ngurra: The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Precinct

The Australian Government has announced its commitment to establish a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural precinct in the heart of the national capital.

Ngurra project site