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.

18 Feb 2021

Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?

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

31 Dec 2020

Our top 5 most-read blogs of 2020
Gina Sinozich, We are sailing the Suez Canal on our way to Australia, 2003. ANMM Collection Gift from Gina Sinozich 00037916

17 Nov 2020

Sail, steam and Suez views

03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster
Left to right: Monga Khan AUSSIE and Gladys Sym Choon AUSSIE posters by Peter Drew, 2020. National Maritime Collection, reproduced courtesy the artist

12 Oct 2020

The art of making: New immigration acquisitions
The first known image of Jeanne Baret, from 1816. From Navigazioni di Cook del grande oceano e intorno al globo, Volume 2, 1816, Sonzogono e Comp, Milano. Reproduced courtesy State Library of NSW

27 Jul 2020

The extraordinary circumnavigation of Jeanne Baret