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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 effects linked to the pioneering aviator, who crossed the Pacific with Kingsford Smith in 1928.
A relic from Ludwig Leichhardt's ill-fated 1848 expedition and a medal awarded by the Royal Society.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
A woodblock engraving of Melbourne in about 1875 by artist Thomas Carrington.
A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
O gauge trains from Australia and New Zealand in the 1930s-1960s.
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