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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

One of Australia's oldest surviving horsedrawn vehicles, brought from Scotland by the Rankens in 1821.
Bushranger Ned Kelly defends his actions in this political manifesto.
Material relating to gardening expert Ivy Lovric who inspired 'Aunty Ivy'.
Clocks and the windows from Australia's longest-running children's TV show.
This distinctive French car, dubbed the little lemon, was the first to travel around Australia.
Domestic and decorative ceramic wares from Australia's oldest working pottery.
A 1950s Holden Special Sedan owned by one woman for 25 years.
Personal effects linked to the pioneering aviator, who crossed the Pacific with Kingsford Smith in 1928.
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