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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 1936 Corona Four typewriter used by the author of 'The Silver Brumby' and other works.
Furniture, tools and leatherwork from a saddlery run by three generations of the Quail family in Cooma.
One of a fleet of horsedrawn vehicles used by the Newcastle & Suburban Co-operative Society from the 1940s.
Worn by 1984 Australian Mount Everest expedition team member Geoff Bartram.
Used to set solo cycling records across and around Australia.
A mechanical shearing handpiece presented to champion shearer Jack Howe by the Wolseley company in 1893.
The canoe used by Val Plumwood during a crocodile attack in Kakadu National Park in 1985.
One of the earliest Melbourne cups, and a Queen's Plate trophy, won by champion racehorse Tim Whiffler.
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