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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 Featherston design linked with Australia's contribution to the 1967 Montreal world exhibition.
An Australian flag retrieved from the ruins of the World Trade Center.
Two bicycles belonging to Australia's first Tour de France winner.
A powerful expression of artist Alick Tipoti's Torres Strait Islander heritage.
A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
A 1936 Corona Four typewriter used bythe author of 'The Silver Brumby' and other works.
Soccer uniforms, medals and trophies from a champion of football in Australia.
Popular sketches of life in the 1860s by artist Samuel Thomas Gill.
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