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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

Personal objects belonging to an Australian woman who lost her life in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
A Simplex windmill which stood on a Queensland property for more than 80 years.
Beautiful pre-16th century maps illustrating the history of the Great South Land.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
A girl's costume handmade during the Depression to promote her father's availability for work.
A full-size replica of the biplane glider used in Australia's first successful heavier-than-air flight.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
A large 1920s Waterside Workers' Federation banner linked to the nation's oldest trade union.
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