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.
27 Jul 2020
On this day 280 years ago, Jeanne Baret was born – the first woman known to circumnavigate the globe while disguised as a man.Read more
29 May 2020
The museum's CEO & Director Kevin Sumption recounts visiting the Digital Art Museum (DAM) in Japan where ground-breaking art technology is changing the primacy of physical collections in museums.Read more
22 May 2020
As a finalist in the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, we caught up with photojournalist Justin Gilligan to find out more about his love for the ocean, photography and what it means to have his work selected and displayed in one of the world's most prestigious photography competitions.Read more
19 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 is turning many eyes back to 1919. Coinciding with the end of World War I, the risk of ‘Spanish’ flu coming to Australia aboard troop transports was very real. Dr Peter Hobbins explores what troopship records reveal about life, death and discipline during the pneumonic influenza pandemic.Read more
17 Feb 2020
Over two million people visit the Great Barrier Reef region each year, with the coral reef continuing to rank in the top 10 ‘must do before you die’ travel lists. But it was not always so. Curatorial Assistant Myffanwy Byrant looks at the origins of this tourist destination with the Embury Expedition in 1928.Read more
16 Jan 2020
Swimming caps were a popular fashion accessory in the 1950s and 1960s, with decorated caps the new vogue. We've selected our top five favourite swimming caps from the collection, featuring bright colours, applique and bedazzled jewels!