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.

Bull kelp washed up onto the shore of King Island. Image Justin Gilligan

03 Sep 2021

The life and loss of kelp: Shining a light on Australia's Great Southern Reef
25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community

30 Jul 2021

Sea Country and the Saltwater Collection
Artist's impression of Fabien Cousteau's Proteus™. Concept designs by Yves Béhar and fuseproject. Image courtesy Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

15 Jul 2021

Engineering the impossible: The Proteus™ underwater habitat
Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen

29 Mar 2021

A Greek odyssey: Hellenism and repatriation

16 Dec 2020

A leap of faith

15 Dec 2020

A Mile in my Shoes

10 Dec 2020

Family and a fresh start