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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

Hand-crafted by one of the first German families to arrive in Australia.
The 1934 Melbourne Cup trophy won by racehorse Peter Pan.
Worn by 1984 Australian Mount Everest expedition team member Geoff Bartram.
Precious personal objects from a distinguished cultural and business leader.
A 'make-do' toy tractor owned by a young boy living in rural Australia during the Second World War.
A trophy linked to the early days of rugby league and star player Dally Messenger.
Two bicycles belonging to Australia's first Tour de France winner.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
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