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.

 

Highlights

 

Articles

18 May 2016

Man in the machine: submarines, ships, sailors and National memory

12 May 2016

What did you do for International Viking Day?

05 May 2016

Longitude: A Story That Goes Full Circle

04 May 2016

It's a Wrap: The Windjammer Sailors

27 Apr 2016

Windjammer Sailors

27 Mar 2016

Celebrations of Easter: From our collection 

24 Mar 2016

Marooned on disintegrating ice: Catch Shackleton at the museum before it disappears

23 Mar 2016

‘Birds are acceptable…’: Waves and Water opens at Noosa Regional Gallery

22 Mar 2016

Buckets of fun

12 Feb 2016

Scrimshaw: A Whaler’s Pastime

26 Nov 2015

Lord Howe Island by flying boat: a golden age in colour and B & W, c 1951-1959

26 Nov 2015

‘You are all my friends’. Indonesia’s first Prime Minister addresses the Australian people in 1945

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

Habitat

Event

Ocean Spirit Rising
Habitat

Exhibition

Haenyeo
Habitat

Exhibition

Fire on waters edge

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Encounters 2020
Encounters 2020
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Navigate by the stars
The HMB Endeavour's Voyage of Exploration

Videos

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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?