Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

Itata shipwreck - Sydney Harbour

20 Sep 2019

4 surprising shipwrecks of Sydney Harbour
Goy Galdeano (centre, in white striped top) with the first group of female Spanish assisted migrants to Australia, 1960 [reproduced courtesy Melissa Zabalegui]

02 Sep 2019

Mutiny on the Montserrat: The 60th anniversary of Operation Eucalyptus
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
Conservator Katie Wood using tweezers to place tiny pieces of Japanese tissue paper to repair the tear across the horizontal fold line

02 Aug 2019

Repairing the Past: Shining a light on Frances Bligh's letter
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
Reflected IR photograph, created by the conservation team to study the Blaeu globe. Image: Katie Wood/ANMM.

04 Jul 2019

What's in the world?

03 Jul 2019

Annette Kellerman: The Mermaid from Marrickville