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.

Dr Vanessa Pirotta (second version)

12 Sep 2019

Whales and wonder with Dr Vanessa Pirotta
Tylosaurus. Image courtesy Gabriel Ugueto

12 Sep 2019

Paleoart: Impressions of prehistoric predators
Bailey, WPY 2019

10 Sep 2019

A delighted doggo: Bailey reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Goy Galdeano (centre, in white striped top) with the first group of female Spanish assisted migrants to Australia, 1960 [reproduced courtesy Melissa Zabalegui]

02 Sep 2019

Mutiny on the Montserrat: The 60th anniversary of Operation Eucalyptus
Plate 19 from  a catalogue of the rare and valuable shells which formed the celebrated collection of the late Mrs Bligh

29 Aug 2019

A sign of love: Elizabeth Bligh's shell collection
Alex powering through rough water which was gruelling on the body especially the right knee

28 Aug 2019

Fast Five: Quick questions with water skiing record holder Alex Luther
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?
Smoking ceremony

23 Aug 2019

Flag Raising Ceremony: 25th Anniversary of Commonwealth recognition