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The National Museum of Australia is one of the nation's major cultural institutions and home of the National Historical Collection. The Museum's exhibitions, collections, programs and research focus on the three inter-related themes of:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture
- Australia's history and society since 1788
- the interaction of people with the environment.
These areas define the Museum's intellectual and conceptual framework, which is articulated to the public through the themes of land, nation and people.