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.

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
A discarded motorbike transforms from trash to treasure by creating habitat for small fish and invertebrate growth in the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve off Manly

11 Sep 2020

Submerged secrets: Life thrives beneath Sydneys waterways
Henry Lippmann (centre, with hand on chin) during a lesson at the Jewish ORT school in Berlin, Germany, c 1939. ANMM Collection ANMS0219[007], gift from Henry Lippmann

07 Sep 2020

Behind barbed wire: Remembering the Dunera boys
The Wilson family outside their home in Concord, New South Wales, 1948. Reproduced courtesy Victor Wilson Jnr

28 Aug 2020

Fruits of faith: Finding a place to call home
Image: Matt Hardy, Unsplash

04 Aug 2020

Fast Five: Quick questions with some of Australia's most important ocean defenders

31 Jul 2020

Five easy ways to go plastic-free
Fold-out engraving from Ferrante Imperato's Dell'Historia Naturale (Naples 1599), the earliest illustration of a natural history cabinet. Source: Wikimedia

23 Jul 2020

Cabinet of curiosities
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