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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

The National Museum of Australia hosts and develops many temporary exhibitions created or supported by the People and the Environment program. Some of these exhibitions have appeared in other venues, in Australia and abroad.

 

A Different Time
A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928
Drawing on the Museum's rich collection of Herbert Basedow's photographic work, produced during expeditions into central and northern Australia in the early 1900s.
Extremes exhibition
Extremes: Survival in the Great Deserts of the Southern Hemisphere
Exploring the history, culture and commonalities of some of the world's great southern deserts in southern Africa, South America and Australia.
A Fine Yarn exhibition
A Fine Yarn: Innovations in Australia's Wool Industry
A collection of images exploring innovation and competition in Australia's wool industry.
Hidden in Plain View exhibition
Hidden in Plain View: The Forgotten Flora
Botanical illustrations and specimens showing the incredible diversity of fungi, lichens, mosses and liverworts. From the National Herbarium of Victoria, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Darwin exhibition
Darwin
Detailed the life and work of naturalist Charles Darwin, including his short but important visit to Australia in early 1836. From the American Museum of Natural History.
Water exhibition
Water
A global perspective on the Earth's most precious resource. From the American Museum of Natural History.
Yiwarra Kuju exhibition
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
The story of the Canning Stock Route's impact on Aboriginal people, through artworks by senior and emerging artists and the stories of traditional custodians. With FORM.
Menangerie
Menagerie: Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture in Australia
Contemporary Indigenous sculptural works depicting a variety of Australian animals, produced by well-known and emerging artists. With Object: Australian Centre of Craft and Design, and the Australian Museum.
Exploration and Endeavour exhibition
Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas
Rare treasures associated with voyages of scientific discovery to the South Seas, from explorers including James Cook and Matthew Flinders. With the Royal Society of London.
About the awards
2015 Australian of the Year Awards
Personal objects and video from Rosie Batty, Rodney Croome, Debra-lee Furness, Gill Hicks and the other state finalists in the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards.
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia
The history of cycling in Australia, explored through bikes, trophies and riding gear from the Museum's collection.
Spirited: Australia's Horse Story
Spirited: Australia's Horse Story
Explored how horses have helped to enrich our lives, built our society and shaped our environment.