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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 the oldest working paddle steamers in the world.
A string quartet crafted in Sydney and inspired by European masters.
The canoe used by Val Plumwood during a crocodile attack in Kakadu National Park in 1985.
A mother's gift to her daughter, complete with miniature furnishings and figurines.
A breastplate presented to Indigenous people who helped explorers Burke and Wills.
O gauge trains from Australia and New Zealand in the 1930s-1960s.
Recovered from the Great Barrier Reef 200 years after it was jettisoned from Cook's 'Endeavour'.
Prized possessions belonging to a champion horsewoman and show-ring jumper.
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