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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

Used by Queen Elizabeth II on her first official visit to Australia.
Bushranger Ned Kelly defends his actions in this political manifesto.
The 1934 Melbourne Cup trophy won by racehorse Peter Pan.
A string quartet crafted in Sydney and inspired by European masters.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
Made by teenager Nettie McColive while growing up on an isolated SA dairy farm in the 1930s.
A scale model of the PS Enterprise created by a descendant of the vessel's original owner and builder.
Silk batiks and ceramic works from one of Australia's longest running Aboriginal arts organisations.
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