Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

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Kim Tao

Kim is the curator of post-Federation immigration at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

One of the Las Balsas rafts at sea, with the other two rafts in the background, 1973. Photograph by John Carnemolla. Image reproduced courtesy Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

16 Jul 2020

Las Balsas: The world's longest raft journey
June and Herbert Edelman

24 Feb 2020

Love and migration
Workers place concrete reinforcement steel in the Tooma–Tumut Tunnel, part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, 1960. Photographer Don Edwards. ANMM Collection Gift from Barbara Alysen ANMS0215[016]

17 Oct 2019

Snowy stories
José Coelho is farewelled by his teaching colleagues in Ponta do Sol, Madeira, prior to his departure for Australia, 1956.

28 Sep 2019

Love and sacrifice: From Madeira Island to the Snowy Mountains
Goy Galdeano (centre, in white striped top) with the first group of female Spanish assisted migrants to Australia, 1960 [reproduced courtesy Melissa Zabalegui]

02 Sep 2019

Mutiny on the Montserrat: The 60th anniversary of Operation Eucalyptus
Watercolour of Port Adelaide, South Australia, by Samuel Thomas Gill, 1840s. Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia

27 Aug 2019

A worker in tulle: The English lacemakers of Calais
Annarosa Coluccio (third from left) with her parents (left) and mother-in-law (fourth from left) at her proxy marriage in Roccella Jonica, Calabria, Italy, 1956. Reproduced courtesy Isabella Coluccio

22 Aug 2019

Until we meet again: An Italian proxy bride's story
Textile artists Sayd Abdali and Jane Théau. Image:  Jane Théau

07 Jun 2019

Find your feet in our Refugee Week tapestry workshops
Johann and Katharina Emmelhainz on the Beulah passenger list, 1849. Courtesy NSW State Archives Reel 2145, [4/4820].

04 Apr 2019

Vinedressers and vintners