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.

11 Mar 2019

When going to the beach required pyjamas
Scott Gustetter, swimmer, at the 2002 Gay Games. © Paul Freeman Reproduced courtesy of Paul Freeman.

19 Feb 2019

Sea of Rainbow
Matthew Flinders and Bungaree by Helen Tiernan from her series ‘Heroes of Colonial Encounters’. ANMM Collection 00055144 and 00055142.

02 Feb 2019

Finding Flinders (and Bungaree)
Ghost net turtle in the water of Erub Island. Image: Erub Arts.

30 Jan 2019

Ghost nets
Bligh hero

26 Jan 2019

Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
Threads of migration roof projection in 2019. Image: ANMM.

26 Jan 2019

Threads of migration
On 24 January 1999, the first 3,000 names were officially unveiled on the museum’s Welcome Wall. Today the Welcome Wall features nearly 30,000 names representing more than 100 countries.

24 Jan 2019

Celebrating 20 years of the Welcome Wall
Şükran and Halit Adasal signing their marriage documents, with Şükran’s mother Sultan Salman at far right, Adana, Turkey, 1966. Reproduced courtesy Hale Adasal.

23 Jan 2019

Anatolia to Australia
The O’Keefe family at Bonbeach, Victoria, 1956. Left to right: Annie O’Keefe, Geraldine, John O’Keefe, Peter and Mary. Photographer Neil Murray. Reproduced courtesy National Archives of Australia: A1501, A429/5.

22 Jan 2019

The case of Mrs O’Keefe