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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

Includes the unusually large heart of legendary racehorse Phar Lap and items belonging to the jockeys who rode him to victory.
Used to set solo cycling records across and around Australia.
Personal objects belonging to an Australian woman who lost her life in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Southern Cross Memorial, created by Austin Byrne between 1930 and 1993.
Ploughing medal won by James Ferrier in 1869.
The original prototype cochlear implant and a major advance in the treatment of deafness.
A 1950s Holden Special Sedan owned by one woman for 25 years.
Beret worn by ‘Oppy’ throughout his life as a tribute to the French for their support of his cycling prowess.
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