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.

An iceberg superbly sculpted by wind and water, is lit by the Arctic sun. Gillian Clark, Eskimo Bay, 2015

24 Sep 2019

Polar opposites: What's the difference between the Arctic and Antarctica?
Itata shipwreck - Sydney Harbour

20 Sep 2019

4 surprising shipwrecks of Sydney Harbour
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
Sylvia Earle celebrating the ocean at the top of the world [Michael Aw]

13 Sep 2019

Her deepness: Dr Sylvia Earle
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
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
Arctic puffins, Svalbard. Image Michael Aw

25 Jul 2019

Elysium Arctic: Artists for social change
Bligh - Hero or Villain? Manipulated Portrait of Rea-Admiral William Bligh. Courtesy of National Library of Australia.

17 Jul 2019

Bad Reputation: William Bligh in Popular Culture
Postcard depicting a painting of the mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh adrift from the Bounty, before 1816, ANMM Collection Gift from Rhonda Coleman, ANMS1140[037]

14 Jun 2019

A mutiny and a mystery