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.

Jeffrey Fox working on the cameo medallion of Sir Joseph Banks

08 Oct 2019

Bligh and Banks: Preserving a piece of history
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
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
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
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
Conservator Katie Wood using tweezers to place tiny pieces of Japanese tissue paper to repair the tear across the horizontal fold line

02 Aug 2019

Repairing the Past: Shining a light on Frances Bligh's letter
Reflected IR photograph, created by the conservation team to study the Blaeu globe. Image: Katie Wood/ANMM.

04 Jul 2019

What's in the world?

03 Jul 2019

Annette Kellerman: The Mermaid from Marrickville
Image: Kate Pentecost/ANMM.

03 Jul 2019

Oh buoy!