Arts & Culture

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

 

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Articles

William Field, Sketches of travels including voyages to Australia, 1870–82. National Maritime Collection 00000950

06 Oct 2021

The watercolours of William Field
Detail from The Sydney Wharfies Mural, 1953–65

30 Sep 2021

The Sydney Wharfies Mural: Workers on the waterfront
Coast Guard boat evacuation in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Image courtesy Twisted Sifter

11 Sep 2021

Remembering 9/11: The largest maritime evacuation in history

06 Aug 2021

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A survivor's story
Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith

20 Jul 2021

Fast Five: Quick questions with nature photographer Gary Meredith
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman Leading Seaman Ben Nixon of 808 Squadron assesses the Tianjara fire in the Moreton and Jerrawangala national parks out of an MRH-90 Taipan Military Support Helicopter. Photographer CPOIS Kelvin Hockey, image courtesy RAN. Image series S20193355

27 May 2021

Fire on Water's Edge: Remembering the Black Summer of 2019–20
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident

08 Mar 2021

Ocean Trailblazers: Celebrating International Women's Day

31 Jan 2021

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

18 Jan 2021

Biennial maritime history prizes: The winners

12 Jan 2021

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander's legacy

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition focuses our attention on the beauty and fragility of the natural world
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Events and Exhibitions

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Event

Ocean Spirit Rising
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Exhibition

Haenyeo
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Exhibition

Fire on waters edge

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Encounters 2020
Encounters 2020
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Navigate by the stars
The HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Videos

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Curator Daina Fletcher touring Haenyeo: The Sea Women of Jeju Island
Haenyeo: The Sea Women of Jeju Island
Behind the scenes tour of the Australian National Maritime Museum with Assistant Director Michael Harvey
Behind the scenes tour of the museum
Cookie in Te Wai Pounamu Meets Cook Strait by Michel Tuffery, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Cook: Man or Myth?