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Beneath the Surface

Enjoy monthly talks by the museum's Knowledge team and their guests

Beneath the Surface is our monthly talk series hosted by the museum’s Knowledge team and their guests.

The 2022 series involves a diverse range of discussions related to maritime history and stories of the sea.

Join our expert curators as they dive into topics they’re most passionate about including: maritime archaeology; migration; ocean science and Indigenous cultures.


Photo by Matt Curnock. Courtesy Ocean Image Bank. 

 

Upcoming Talks

Troops leaving Sydney May 1940, Photo by the Sam Hood Collection.

Tuesday, 1 Feb

Troopships and Citizenships

With Dr Peter Hobbins

Troops leaving Sydney May 1940. Photo by the Sam Hood Collection. 

COMING SOON
Indigenous bark canoe construction outside the museum

Tuesday, 1 Mar

Aboriginal Maritime Knowledges

With Matt Poll 

Indigenous bark canoe construction outside the museum.
COMING SOON
Scene from Dhangan Dhukarr (Many Pathways). Image courtesy The Mulka Art Project

Tuesday, 3 May

Shaped by the Sea – The story of deep time Australia 

With Dr Stephen Gapps, Cay-Leigh Bartnicke and Matt Poll 

Scene from Dhangan Dhukarr (Many Pathways). Image courtesy The Mulka Art Project.

COMING SOON
Ceramic at sea. National Maritime Museum Collection

Tuesday, 7 June

The White Star Line

With Inger Sheil

Ceramic at sea. National Maritime Museum Collection.
COMING SOON
A Nawi on Sydney Harbour

Tuesday, 5 July

Aboriginal Watercraft

With Matt Poll (NAIDOC Week event)

A Nawi on Sydney Harbour. 

COMING SOON
Exploring Shipwrecks in VR

Tuesday, 2 Aug

Exploring Shipwrecks in VR

With Dr James Hunter

Exploring Shipwrecks in VR.
COMING SOON
A merchant mariner officer with two pigeons used for communications sitting on his arm

Tuesday, 6 Sept

Search and Rescue 

With Dr Peter Hobbins (History Week event)

A merchant mariner officer with two pigeons used for communications sitting on his arm.

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Courtesy: Naval History and Heritage Command

Tuesday, 4 Oct

 

Picturing Fish

With Cay-Leigh Bartnicke

Valerie Taylor.

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Photo by Matt Curnock. Courtesy Ocean Image Bank

Tuesday, 1 Nov

Afterlives of Endeavour 

With Kieran Hosty and Dr James Hunter

COMING SOON
The Home Magazine 1 October 1932

Tuesday, 6 Dec

Beach Pyjamas 

With Inger Sheil

The Home Magazine 1 October 1932.

COMING SOON