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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 clock salvaged from the 'Southern Cloud' wreck, the site of Australia's first major civil air disaster.
Bushranger Ned Kelly defends his actions in this political manifesto.
Worn by 1984 Australian Mount Everest expedition team member Geoff Bartram.
Personal objects belonging to an Australian woman who lost her life in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Customised camping gear used by the Dunphy family on bushwalks in the Blue Mountains in the 1930s.
Vivid paintings showing the impact of climate change on one woman's life as an artist and a farmer.
Two mid-19th century publications arguing for better conditions for horses.
A large Papunya painting by Anatjari Tjakamarra, depicting a journey in a desert landscape.
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