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


Conference early bird closes soon

June Oscar. Join us at the international New Encounters conference to discuss critical issues and ideas about Indigenous communities, historical collections and museums.

Register before Monday 15 February for a discount. More on New Encounters

Museum acquires 1968 Olympic singlet

1968 Olympic singlet. The Museum has acquired the 1968 Olympic singlet worn by Australian silver medallist Peter Norman, best known for his part in that event's historic civil rights podium protest. Read the full story

Vale John Hirst

John Hirst. Dr John Hirst, the renowned Australian historian who passed away last week, made a remarkable contribution to the National Museum of Australia over many years. National Museum director Dr Mathew Trinca pays tribute. Read the full tribute

50th anniversary of decimal currency

Henry Chapman. On Valentine's Day 1966, Australians woke to a brand new currency: the Australian dollar. More on this latest Defining Moment

Indigenous Artists in Residence

Paul Bong painting Join esteemed Yidinji artist Paul Bong as he shares his works and stories. More on Paul Bong and his workshop