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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

Portable ophthalmology equipment used in remote communities by the renowned eye surgeon.
Two mid-19th century publications arguing for better conditions for horses.
The earliest known Melbourne Cup in its original state.
Linked to a dramatic story of a dog saving a man during a flash flood in a Melbourne street in the 1880s.
Worn while lobbying for recognition of Aboriginal Australians in the 1967 Referendum campaign.
A rare collection linked to the history of agriculture and industry in Australia.
Made in London and brought to Australia by the wealthy Blaxland family in the early 1800s.
A mother's gift to her daughter, complete with miniature furnishings and figurines.
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