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.

Painting of James Cook

20 Apr 2020

Mythbusting Cook: Fact fiction and total fallacy
Military personnel photographed boarding Orsova in 1916

19 Mar 2020

A deadly shipmate: Surviving 'Spanish flu' aboard HMAT Orsova
Fern New Zealand

16 Mar 2020

Recognising the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks
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
Photograph of a woman digging on an archaeological site

04 Feb 2020

Digging for answers: Ten questions with Dr Anne Musser
Swimcap

16 Jan 2020

Vintage beach glamour: Five stylish swimming caps

23 Dec 2019

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Cooked 2020. Image courtesy Jake Duczynski

22 Dec 2019

Cook in the curriculum: An opportunity to re-evaluate Cook's place in history
Inside an art gallery showing people and paintings

14 Dec 2019

Top 12 museums in the world