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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

The earliest motor car in the Museum’s collection, first imported to Australia in 1914.
A tuckerbox and wharfies' hook from Aboriginal activist and waterside worker Joe McGuiness.
William Dargie's celebrated portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
The skin and body of a Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, collected shortly before the species became extinct.
A road racing bike owned by the champion long distance cyclist.
Cricket gear used by champion players including Rod Marsh, Greg Chappell and Wally Grout.
Includes a wheelchair used on the Ability Trek around Australia.
A 1790s Pembroke work table made in England with a veneer of Australian timber.
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