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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 road racing bike owned by the champion long distance cyclist.
A Grubb telescope used by a bank manager and amateur astronomer in his NSW observatory.
A pair of pistols used by Sir Thomas Mitchell in Australia's last known duelling challenge.
A collection of sporting memorabilia relating to NSW racing cyclist Ken Ross.
Recovered from the Great Barrier Reef 200 years after it was jettisoned from Cook's 'Endeavour'.
One of a few surviving examples of Australian engineer Edgar Percival's most successful aircraft designs.
A powerful symbol of the systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families.
Rare boomerangs, clubs and a shield featuring elaborate decorations.
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