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

13 Jun 2017

Out of Hawaii: Surfing goes global with Australia’s King of the Surf

17 May 2017

Visiting the JFK Library in search of the President’s rescue coconut

10 May 2017

The Batavia tapestry

04 Apr 2017

Pompeii and the Roman Navy

31 Mar 2017

Misenum in miniature

21 Mar 2017

Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole

13 Mar 2017

The many survivals of Barbara Crawford

24 Dec 2016

The lost art of the Christmas card

05 Dec 2016

$5,000 maritime history prizes – enter now!

24 Nov 2016

Pete O'Sullivan: A life of motorcycles, cars, swimwear and cattle

24 Nov 2016

New additions to our Google Cultural Institute Collections

08 Nov 2016

'Living Water' travels home: Couriering an exhibition.

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?