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

01 May 2019

A visit to Titanic
Japanned papier-mâché tea tray bearing the patent mark of Henry Clay and painted with a scene of the death of Captain Cook. Image Andrew Frolows/ANMM

15 Apr 2019

Anyone for tea?
Australian nurses preparing to depart Sydney, May 1940. Photographer: Samuel J Hood Studio, ANMM Collection 00020450

10 Apr 2019

In celebration of military nurses
A hammerhead shark. Image: EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER via istock.

03 Apr 2019

So you think you know a thing or two about sharks
Sailors' weather lore - myth or meterology? Image: moisseyev/istock.

23 Mar 2019

Red sky at night, sailor's delight?

11 Mar 2019

When going to the beach required pyjamas
Award-wining photographer Michael Aw discusses his passion for conservation and wildlife photography.

28 Feb 2019

Capturing nature, before it disappears
Scott Gustetter, swimmer, at the 2002 Gay Games. © Paul Freeman Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.

19 Feb 2019

Sea of Rainbow
Black tip reef shark. Image: Global_Pics/iStock.

05 Feb 2019

Thinking about sharks
Apply for funding - MMAPSS Grants and Internships

01 Feb 2019

MMAPSS grants and internships open
Friends of Tasman Island, Wildcare Inc. Image: via Rachel Chesmer.

31 Jan 2019

Following the Tasman Light
Monsters of the Deep

31 Oct 2018

Monsters of the deep

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?