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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 19th century solid silver goblet awarded to Australian bare knuckle boxer William Sparkes.
An 1884 bicycle owned by champion penny-farthing racer Harry Clarke.
Protest material documenting a community's reaction at a time of great environmental change.
The crown awarded to three decades of Miss Australia Quest winners.
A small gold locket worn by Winnie O'Sullivan, sweetheart of Australian boxing legend Les Darcy.
Migrant Guna Kinne's link with her homeland, sewn by hand over 30 years.
Customised camping gear used by the Dunphy family on bushwalks in the Blue Mountains in the 1930s.
An outfit worn by the Aboriginal historian at key moments in the reconciliation campaign.
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