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.

Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

Ghost nets

30 Jan 2019

Sculptures made from abandoned fishing nets weave a message of sustainability

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© Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny/Copyright Agency, 2018. Woven skirt from Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island).

Fibre art and fashion

13 Jul 2018

This year’s NAIDOC week theme is ‘Because of her, we can!’, which celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

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Spirit figures from Arnhem Land

14 Feb 2018

A contemporary Aboriginal artwork has links to the cosmology of the people of Arnhem Land and to their relationships with their Makassan neighbours from Indonesia.

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