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.

José Coelho is farewelled by his teaching colleagues in Ponta do Sol, Madeira, prior to his departure for Australia, 1956.

28 Sep 2019

Love and sacrifice: From Madeira Island to the Snowy Mountains
Itata shipwreck - Sydney Harbour

20 Sep 2019

4 surprising shipwrecks of Sydney Harbour
Watercolour of Port Adelaide, South Australia, by Samuel Thomas Gill, 1840s. Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia

27 Aug 2019

A worker in tulle: The English lacemakers of Calais
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Annarosa Coluccio (third from left) with her parents (left) and mother-in-law (fourth from left) at her proxy marriage in Roccella Jonica, Calabria, Italy, 1956. Reproduced courtesy Isabella Coluccio

22 Aug 2019

Until we meet again: An Italian proxy bride's story
Students viewing 'Don't Copy II' by Li Jiwei, On Sharks & Humanity

14 Aug 2019

Maritime in the Mountains: Peer Mentoring Science Outreach Program
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?