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.

Richard Wood

Richard has worked in museums, cultural centres and heritage sites in Australia and internationally for more than 30 years as a project manager and science, technology and history educator, designer, curator and interpreter. He now creates and manages the museum’s USA Programs which explore the maritime relationship between Australia and the USA and are funded by the 1988 USA Bicentennial Gift to Australia.

Dorothea Lange at work [Image courtesy Library of Congress LOC 8b27245a]

03 Oct 2019

Capturing the home front: Stark images of difficult times
This humble fishing trawler led a double life during World War II as part of Operation Jaywick. Image: Andrew Frolows/ANMM.

09 Jan 2019

Operation Jaywick

25 Dec 2017

Flashback to Christmas 1942

08 Aug 2017

In the dead of night: The Battle of Savo Island

14 Jun 2017

Midget submarine attack on Sydney 31 May – 1 June 1942

17 May 2017

Visiting the JFK Library in search of the President’s rescue coconut

12 May 2017

Dinner on an aircraft carrier: Remembering the Battle of the Coral Sea

01 May 2017

The Battle of the Coral Sea

28 Mar 2017

75 years ago today a queen arrived in Sydney