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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

Presented for defending an attack by bushrangers Ben Hall, John Gilbert and John O'Meally in 1863.
Precious personal objects from a distinguished cultural and business leader.
A large Papunya painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, depicting a journey in a desert landscape.
A modern take on mermaid-like spiritual beings from Western Arnhem Land.
A 1936 Corona Four typewriter used bythe author of 'The Silver Brumby' and other works.
A 19th century solid silver goblet awarded to Australian bare knuckle boxer William Sparkes.
A 23-stringed bamboo instrument handcrafted by a Vietnamese refugee.
Domestic and decorative ceramic wares from Australia's oldest working pottery.
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