About Us

coll_treasuresOur Mission.  The Australian National Museum of Education (ANME) is a centre of the University of Canberra, founded in 1996 to promote an historical understanding of Australian education. This is achieved through the development of its collection, through support for  research and through collaboration with our network of school museums.

sch_myrtlefordOur Members.  ANME  is committed to promoting the development of a national network of school museums, offering registration as members of ANME. We promote collaboration among members about museum practice and to bring together, in a virtual way, archival material held in communities.   Read more about our school museum members.

coll_capOur Collection. Our onsite repository at the University of Canberra holds our collection of historic text books, journals, manuscripts, photographs, artefacts and ephemera. Five themes organise the thematic interpretation of the archival material:  Policy, Administration, Curriculum, Practice and Innovation.  Read more about our collection.

coll_spellingOur Research.  ANME offers opportunities to scholars for research and scholarship  in the history of education,  conducts regular field trips to school museums and holds seminars and an annual lecture. It also publishes research monographs and on-line resources.  Read more.

The Australian National Museum of Education is a Centre in the University of Canberra. We are sponsored and supported by the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society and by the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics.

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