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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 relic from Ludwig Leichhardt's ill-fated 1848 expedition and a medal awarded by the Royal Society.
Bushranger Ned Kelly defends his actions in this political manifesto.
More than 150 pieces of kangaroo-inspired Australiana.
A modern take on mermaid-like spiritual beings from Western Arnhem Land.
John Konrads' medals and memorabilia from the 1960 Rome and 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
Used on a farm bear Yass to power a sheep-shearing plant.
Protest material documenting a community's reaction at a time of great environmental change.
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