Arts & Culture

Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into Arts & Culture and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

 

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Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman Leading Seaman Ben Nixon of 808 Squadron assesses the Tianjara fire in the Moreton and Jerrawangala national parks out of an MRH-90 Taipan Military Support Helicopter. Photographer CPOIS Kelvin Hockey, image courtesy RAN. Image series S20193355

27 May 2021

Fire on Water's Edge: Remembering the Black Summer of 2019–20
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident

08 Mar 2021

Ocean Trailblazers: Celebrating International Women's Day

31 Jan 2021

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial

18 Jan 2021

Biennial maritime history prizes: The winners

12 Jan 2021

Paradise Lost: Daniel Solander's legacy

31 Dec 2020

Our top 5 most-read blogs of 2020

03 Nov 2020

The Greycliffe ferry disaster
The first known image of Jeanne Baret, from 1816. From Navigazioni di Cook del grande oceano e intorno al globo, Volume 2, 1816, Sonzogono e Comp, Milano. Reproduced courtesy State Library of NSW

27 Jul 2020

The extraordinary circumnavigation of Jeanne Baret
Transcending Boundaries (by teamLab)

29 May 2020

A new museology for generation Z: The impact and revolution of Japanese digital art
Photojournalist Justin Gilligan standing in front of his photograph, Colliding Views

22 May 2020

Q&A with WPY finalist Justin Gilligan

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition focuses our attention on the beauty and fragility of the natural world
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Events and Exhibitions

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Ocean Spirit Rising
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Haenyeo
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Fire on the water's edge

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Curator Daina Fletcher touring Haenyeo: The Sea Women of Jeju Island
Haenyeo: The Sea Women of Jeju Island
Behind the scenes tour of the Australian National Maritime Museum with Assistant Director Michael Harvey
Behind the scenes tour of the museum
Cookie in Te Wai Pounamu Meets Cook Strait by Michel Tuffery, 2011, courtesy of the artist and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Cook: Man or Myth?