The National Museum of Australia's Research Centre deepens the Museum's engagement with research, within and beyond the institution. Established in 2007, the Centre has brought world-class researchers into the Museum, as research fellows, associates and visitors. It has also given Museum staff opportunities to conduct and complete research projects relating to museums, exhibitions and collections.
Centre members and their work
The Centre's members work in fields including desert archaeology, Australian cultural, environmental, Indigenous, military and social history and Pacific cultural studies.
They also share a particular interest in museums and the study of material culture, and take a leading role in editing the Museum's online journal reCollections.
Current and former researchers
Conferences and seminars
The Centre hosts and organises regular conferences and seminars in areas including biography, collections, environmental history, and in support of the Museum's needs.
Highlights - past conferences
'The Compleat Archaeologist': Mike Smith, desert archaeology and museums
Friday 8 February 2013
More information and share something about Mike
View video of Mike Smith's lecture 'The Lost Art of Stratigraphy'