Welcome to Collection Explorer
This site allows visitors to browse and discover the National Museum of Australia’s online collection. About 40 per cent of the collection is available online. New object records and sets are added regularly and existing information is being enhanced.
The Museum’s collection covers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, Australia’s history and society since 1788 and the interaction of people with the environment.
If you have questions, more information about the collection or believe there is an error, please fill in our feedback form, noting the object number or URL.
This site contains names and images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Some older records contain images and terms that are now considered inappropriate and do not reflect the views of the National Museum.
The Museum does not own copyright for all Collection Explorer images. The copyright status falls into the categories below.
- Public Domain: You are free to re-use the image without permission, can download a low resolution image or purchase a higher resolution image.
- Creative Commons ShareAlike: You can use the image for non-commercial and commercial uses under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, download a low resolution image or purchase a higher resolution image.
- Creative Commons NonCommercial ShareAlike: You can use the image for non-commercial uses under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license, download a low resolution image, purchase a higher resolution image or request commercial use of the image.
- Other: When the copyright status is not stated, you need to request permission to use the image and can do so by clicking on the ‘Request image’ button.
If you are the copyright holder of any material on Collection Explorer and would like the image removed, please email collectionsearch [at] nma.gov.au.