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.

28 Feb 2022

The sad fate of HMAS Perth (I)
William Field, Sketches of travels including voyages to Australia, 1870–82. National Maritime Collection 00000950

06 Oct 2021

The watercolours of William Field
Detail from The Sydney Wharfies Mural, 1953–65

30 Sep 2021

The Sydney Wharfies Mural: Workers on the waterfront
Coast Guard boat evacuation in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Image courtesy Twisted Sifter

11 Sep 2021

Remembering 9/11: The largest maritime evacuation in history
25th Anniversary of Commonwealth Recognition of the discrimination imposed on the Australian South Sea Islanders (ASSI) community

25 Aug 2021

Australian South Sea Islander Recognition Day: Flying the flag for Australia's displaced Pacific community