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.

Jeffrey Fox working on the cameo medallion of Sir Joseph Banks

08 Oct 2019

Bligh and Banks: Preserving a piece of history
Kid Curators (left to right: Kia'zen and Ki'lulu Leggett, Jonah Baran-Temperley)

04 Oct 2019

Sea Monsters: Q&A with our curious kid curators
Sample wallpaper for Sea Monsters [Hawke Graphics]

30 Sep 2019

Underwater graphics: Designing Sea Monsters
The Observatory, Point Venus, Otahytey [Tahiti], George Tobin, 1792. State Library of New South Wales (FL1606978)

29 Sep 2019

Bligh and the peoples of the Pacific: The Polynesian threads in European stories
Bligh - Hero or Villain? Manipulated Portrait of Rea-Admiral William Bligh. Courtesy of National Library of Australia.

14 Sep 2019

'A bully and a bastard's bastard': Peter FitzSimons on William Bligh
Tylosaurus. Image courtesy Gabriel Ugueto

12 Sep 2019

Paleoart: Impressions of prehistoric predators
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
Sculpting the Kronosaurus using VR

21 Aug 2019

Sea Monsters: Creating 3D models of prehistoric ocean predators
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