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Cultural institutions

Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM)

The Australian National Maritime Museum is a prime resource for historic vessels, migrant ships, family history, genealogy, maritime research, arts and culture, seamanship and much more.

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian War Memorial (AWM)

The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, through its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and research facilities.

Australian War Memorial

Collections Australia Network

The Collections Australia Network (CAN) portal is intended to be the public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions. Besides providing access to nationwide information on Australia's cultural heritage, members of the public can also access an individual institution's own CAN website to explore its specific content. CAN is an initiative of the Cultural Ministers Council.

Powerhouse Museum

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House is a living museum of social and political history, located in the home of Federal Parliament from 1927 to 1988. The Museum helps people to understand Australia's social and political history by interpreting the past and present and exploring the future.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

National Archives of Australia

Promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Australian Government records in its care.

National Archives of Australia

National Film and Sound Archive

The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive, playing a key role in documenting and interpreting the Australian experience and actively contributing to the development of Australia's audiovisual industry. They collect, store, preserve and make available screen and sound material relevant to Australia's culture.

National Film and Sound Archive

National Gallery of Australia (NGA)

Provides access to works of art locally, nationally, and internationally. This site provides information about Australian Art, Aboriginal Art, Asian Art and International art including paintings, prints, barks, sculpture, photography, posters, textiles, illustrated books and decorative arts in the National Collection.

National Gallery of Australia

National Library of Australia

Collects, preserves and makes accessible documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia, as well as significant non-Australian library materials. The Library is the country's largest reference library and collects books, journals, newspapers, archives, manuscripts, pictures, photographs, musical scores, maps, websites and oral history and folklore recordings.

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia blogs

Offers a glimpse into the library's daily work, projects, Trove, exhibitions and preservation.

National Library of Australia

National Museum of Australia (NMA)

Explores the land, nation and people of Australia. The Museum celebrates Australian social history focusing on Indigenous histories and cultures, histories of European settlement and our interaction with the environment.

National Museum of Australia

National Portrait Gallery

Aims to increase the understanding and appreciation of the Australian people – their identity, history, culture, creativity and diversity – through portraiture. The Gallery is home to the nation's portrait collection.

National Portrait Gallery

NFSA blog

Interested in sound and the moving image? Chat with us through our blog.

National Film and Sound Archive

Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre

Makes an experience with science and technology fun, educational and interactive and promotes greater understanding and awareness of science and technology within the community.

Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre


Find and get Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.  Whether you are tracing your family history, researching a topic, reading for pleasure, teaching or studying, Trove can help.

National Library of Australia

Vrroom - Virtual Reading Room

Provides easy access to archival records on 20th-century Australian history, civics and citizenship from the National Archives collection for teachers and students.

National Archives of Australia

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