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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Articles

Military personnel photographed boarding Orsova in 1916

19 Mar 2020

A deadly shipmate: Surviving 'Spanish flu' aboard HMAT Orsova
Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps

23 Dec 2019

Our top 10 most-read blogs of 2019
Inside an art gallery showing people and paintings

14 Dec 2019

Top 12 museums in the world

12 Dec 2019

Announcing the winners: 2017 biennial maritime history prizes
War canoes leave the beach at the K and K festival. Photo: David Payne, ANMM

27 Nov 2019

Visiting the Huhu Bay War Canoe Festival
Itata shipwreck - Sydney Harbour

20 Sep 2019

4 surprising shipwrecks of Sydney Harbour
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Students viewing 'Don't Copy II' by Li Jiwei, On Sharks & Humanity

14 Aug 2019

Maritime in the Mountains: Peer Mentoring Science Outreach Program
Arctic puffins, Svalbard. Image Michael Aw

25 Jul 2019

Elysium Arctic: Artists for social change
The five nawi from Yula Punaal 2019. Photo: David Payne.

05 Jul 2019

Attending a Cultural Camp to make nawi canoes, rope and coolamons

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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?