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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

Portable ophthalmology equipment used in remote communities by the renowned eye surgeon.
Lachlan Macquarie's ceremonial sword, and a celebration of his Scottish heritage.
Protest material documenting a community's reaction at a time of great environmental change.
A 19th century solid silver goblet awarded to Australian bare knuckle boxer William Sparkes.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
One of a fleet of horsedrawn vehicles used by the Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society from the 1940s.
Southern Cross Memorial, created by Austin Byrne between 1930 and 1993.
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