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.
23 Aug 2019
The flag raising ceremony that took place at the museum today marked the 25th anniversary of Commonwealth recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community.
22 Aug 2019
Annarosa Coluccio (née Bova) was one of 12,000 young Italian women who arrived in Australia as proxy brides between 1945 and 1976. Confronted by vast cultural and linguistic barriers, she eventually settled in with the love of her husband and the friendship of their new Australian neighbours.Read more
21 Aug 2019
Ross Gibbs of We Can Build You (WCBY) is a traditional sculptor with a twist. Using VR and 3D printing, Ross made three prehistoric predators for our upcoming exhibition, Sea Monsters. We spoke to Ross at his studio to learn more about this futuristic method.Read more
15 Aug 2019
As the first Australian woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean and the current world record holder for the one million metre row – it is clear that Michelle Lee is anything but ordinary. Before speaking at our next Ocean Talk, Extreme Journeys, we caught up with Michelle to find out what drives her and what she has her eyes set on next.Read more
14 Aug 2019
Students from Winmalee High School spent two days at the museum, touring current exhibitions and looking at the methodology involved in maritime archaeology – all part of a new STEAM peer mentoring program.
09 Aug 2019
Before William (Willy) Stevens and Robert Fuller board Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi to deliver the unique harbour cruise, Navigation by the stars, I asked them some rapid fire questions related to Indigenous astronomy.
02 Aug 2019
Over the last few months, museum conservators Katie and Lucilla have had the meticulous task of treating a hand-written letter by William Bligh’s daughter Frances. Currently on display in our new exhibition Bligh – Hero or Villain?, we spoke to the pair to find out how they got this special item display ready.Read more
25 Jul 2019
A team of explorers, photographers and scientists banded together to inspire social change in Elysium Arctic, the museum’s newest outdoor exhibition. Their goal was to document the effects of climate change on the unique Arctic ecosystem through art and science. What did they find in the world’s northernmost regions?Read more