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History & ideas

Exhibition and feature websites

Defining moments in our history? Join the conversation.

Many of our exhibitions have extensive feature websites, some with enhanced online-only content.

We also have feature websites developed as collaborations with other museums, community groups or students.

Exhibitions currently on show
Past exhibitions
Other online feature websites

Audio on demand

Podcasts of conferences, seminars and programs covering a diverse range of historical and museological topics.


Research and museology

Research and scholarship are central to the National Museum of Australia's collection, exhibitions, publications and other activities. This research includes Australian history, care of its collection and museological areas including audience, evaluation and outreach.

View projects, people, publications and opportunites

Explore Australian history through collection objects

A tuckerbox and wharfies' hook from Aboriginal activist and waterside worker Joe McGuiness.
A road racing bike owned by the champion long distance cyclist.
Clocks and the windows from Australia's longest-running children's TV show.
A 23-stringed bamboo instrument handcrafted by a Vietnamese refugee.
A modern take on mermaid-like spiritual beings from Western Arnhem Land.
A 1936 Corona Four typewriter used bythe author of 'The Silver Brumby' and other works.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
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