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.

Myffanwy Bryant

Myffanwy is a Curatorial Assistant at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The first known image of Jeanne Baret, from 1816. From Navigazioni di Cook del grande oceano e intorno al globo, Volume 2, 1816, Sonzogono e Comp, Milano. Reproduced courtesy State Library of NSW

27 Jul 2020

The extraordinary circumnavigation of Jeanne Baret
Arthur Pringle as a lieutenant in 1899. Image courtesy of Eliots of Port Eliot

21 May 2020

'Ever your loving son': Arthur Pringle and his letters home
Women in their swimming costumes on the beach at Lindeman Island, Queensland, Christmas 1928

17 Feb 2020

Frolicking and Fossicking: Touring the Great Barrier Reef in 1928
Inger Lundberg standing in a museum store

09 Dec 2019

From Aland to Australia: Inger Lundberg on the historic ship Pommern
Two women and a baby. Photo: Samuel J Hood. ANMMCollection 00034602

10 May 2019

Remembering the marvelous maritime mothers
Monsters of the Deep

31 Oct 2018

Monsters of the deep
Browne Brothers

06 Sep 2018

Seeking the lost Browne boys: Spiritualism and grief

12 Apr 2018

Who was John Watt?

26 Feb 2018

Search and survival: Abraham Leeman and the Vergulde Draeck