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Collection Explorer Defining Moments in Australian History Remembering 1914-1918. Objects, stories and emotions


National Museum director Dr Mathew Trinca introduces the Harvest of Endurance concert held with the Canberra International Music Festival. More on the Harvest of Endurance scroll

Recumbent riders visit Museum

Peter Heal's recumbent bicycle

A recumbent bicycle on show in our Freewheeling exhibition highlights the record-breaking potential of these cycling machines.

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Great-great grandson plays historic violin

Angus Barbary and Jennifer Brian with Joseph Miers violin

The National Museum has recorded a performance of Angus Barbary playing a piece he composed for a violin made by Joseph Miers in 1904.

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Warakurna exhibition in Sydney

Warakurna exhibition

Our exhibition of contemporary artworks from the Western Desert community of Warakurna is on show at Western Sydney University.

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New Encounters online film archive

Two people with headphones watching a computer screen

Explore more than 150 personal video reflections on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, cultural knowledge and museums on our Encounters website.

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