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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 large Papunya painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, depicting a journey in a desert landscape.
A Featherston design linked with Australia's contribution to the 1967 Montreal world exhibition.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
The first known Australian made racing trophy, awarded at the Parramatta races in 1827.
Driven by adventurer Francis Birtles in record-breaking overland car journeys of the 1920s.
A clock salvaged from the 'Southern Cloud' wreck, the site of Australia's first major civil air disaster.
A full-size replica of the biplane glider used in Australia's first successful heavier-than-air flight.
O gauge trains from Australia and New Zealand in the 1930s-1960s.
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