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.

Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen
Pearling lugger at work in Broome, Western Australia, c 1926. Photographer R A Bourne. Reproduced courtesy National Library of Australia

28 Jun 2021

A pearling pioneer: Remembering the Manilamen
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
Marine Chronometer H4 Replica. Replica of John Harrison's H4, made by Norm Banham

10 Jun 2021

Clock makers across the centuries: John Harrison and Norman Banham
Royal Australian Navy Aircrewman Leading Seaman Ben Nixon of 808 Squadron assesses the Tianjara fire in the Moreton and Jerrawangala national parks out of an MRH-90 Taipan Military Support Helicopter. Photographer CPOIS Kelvin Hockey, image courtesy RAN. Image series S20193355

27 May 2021

Fire on Water's Edge: Remembering the Black Summer of 2019–20
RMMS Aorangi off North Head, Sydney, 1939. Samuel J Hood Studio, National Maritime Collection, 00020213

12 May 2021

A 1929 Ruby Princess prequel: The Aorangi quarantine incident

29 Mar 2021

A Greek odyssey: Hellenism and repatriation

08 Mar 2021

Ocean Trailblazers: Celebrating International Women's Day

31 Jan 2021

Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial