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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.

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Explore Australian history through collection objects

A collection of sketches from the high-profile 1982 trial of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
A magnifying glass and plane table frame used by Captain James Cook during his Pacific voyages.
Silk batiks and ceramic works from one of Australia's longest running Aboriginal arts organisations.
A Grubb telescope used by a bank manager and amateur astronomer in his NSW observatory.
Presented for defending an attack by bushrangers Ben Hall, John Gilbert and John O'Meally in 1863.
A rare collection linked to the history of agriculture and industry in Australia.
A clock salvaged from the 'Southern Cloud' wreck, the site of Australia's first major civil air disaster.
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