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.

Bailey, WPY 2019

10 Sep 2019

A delighted doggo: Bailey reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Plate 19 from  a catalogue of the rare and valuable shells which formed the celebrated collection of the late Mrs Bligh

29 Aug 2019

A sign of love: Elizabeth Bligh's shell collection
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Stargazing. Image: iStock

09 Aug 2019

What is Indigenous astronomy? We spoke to two experts to find out
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
Bligh - Hero or Villain? Manipulated Portrait of Rea-Admiral William Bligh. Courtesy of National Library of Australia.

17 Jul 2019

Bad Reputation: William Bligh in Popular Culture
The five nawi from Yula Punaal 2019. Photo: David Payne.

05 Jul 2019

Attending a Cultural Camp to make nawi canoes, rope and coolamons
Brett Leavy

01 Jul 2019

Fast Five – Quick Questions with Virtual Heritage Jedi, Brett Leavy
Postcard depicting a painting of the mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh adrift from the Bounty, before 1816, ANMM Collection Gift from Rhonda Coleman, ANMS1140[037]

14 Jun 2019

A mutiny and a mystery