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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 rare example of Australia's first minted currency.
A rare record of life in the 19th century as drawn by a young Aboriginal man in Queensland.
Migrant Guna Kinne's link with her homeland, sewn by hand over 30 years.
Bushranger Ned Kelly defends his actions in this political manifesto.
One of the oldest working paddle steamers in the world.
Hand-crafted by one of the first German families to arrive in Australia.
An 1850s children's game produced in England after gold was discovered in Australia.
Domestic and decorative ceramic wares from Australia's oldest working pottery.
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