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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

An outfit worn by the Aboriginal historian at key moments in the reconciliation campaign.
Personal objects belonging to an Australian woman who lost her life in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
William Dargie's celebrated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
A ceremonial sword presented to Sergeant Arthur Steele on the capture of bushranger Ned Kelly.
The world's largest collection of convict tokens, a rare personal record of transportation.
Presented for defending an attack by bushrangers Ben Hall, John Gilbert and John O'Meally in 1863.
Popular sketches of life in the 1860s by artist Samuel Thomas Gill.
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