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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 breastplate presented to Indigenous people who helped explorers Burke and Wills.
Illustrates the intense media and public speculation about a baby's disappearance at Ayers Rock.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
Includes the unusually large heart of legendary racehorse Phar Lap and items belonging to the jockeys who rode him to victory.
Memorabilia associated with Australian aviation pioneers, Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm.
A 1950s Holden Special Sedan owned by one woman for 25 years.
Memorabilia belonging to a talented amateur cyclist who had his greatest success as a veteran.
William Dargie's celebrated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
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