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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

Includes a wheelchair used on the Ability Trek around Australia.
A girl's costume handmade during the Depression to promote her father's availability for work.
Harold Wright's remarkable home and workshop for 30 years.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
Clothing, photographs and a first edition book which belonged to the contentious welfare worker.
Illustrates the intense media and public speculation about a baby's disappearance at Ayers Rock.
Beautiful pre-16th century maps illustrating the history of the Great South Land.
A rare example of Australia's first minted currency.
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