Watch our Registration and Prep teams in action

This 13-metre-long dugout canoe from the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea forms the centrepiece of our new permanent gallery Under Southern Skies. The Sepik River is one of the largest and most intact freshwater basins in the Asia Pacific region, with local villagers using the River since ancient times for water, fishing and transportation.

Listen to the museum's Curator of Ocean Science and Technology, Emily Jateff talk about the shipwreck SS Federal which went down off the coast of Western Australia in 1901


Read a range of blogs that highlight specific objects on display in the museum and learn about the different processes involved in creating an exhibition: