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

Eruption day

06 Sep 2017

Eruption day at Pompeii 79 AD
Dad

03 Sep 2017

Sailing with the Captain on Father's Day

24 Aug 2017

Soundtrack to the sea

01 Aug 2017

Finds from the Fields of Fire: The other volcano on the Bay of Naples
Persuasion

25 Jul 2017

Revisiting Persuasion: Jane Austen's naval novel
Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

18 Jul 2017

Lustre - A history of pearls, shells and people
Senior men’s championship winners on the podium: 1 Midget Farrelly, Australia (centre), 2 Mike Doyle, California (left), 3 Joey Cabell, Hawaii (right).

04 Jul 2017

The Bulk of the Iceberg: What's NOT On Display at the Museum

29 Jun 2017

A Ruff Review of Wildlife Photographer of the Year

28 Jun 2017

What Goes on Behind the Scenes of a Museum

23 Jun 2017

Midwinter in Antarctica with Roald Amundsen

16 Jun 2017

The world of Thomas Lawson: Big ships, books and sofas

15 Jun 2017

Capturing cuttlefish and other photographic wonders with Scott Portelli

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 the water's edge

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?