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.

James Hunter (left) and Kieran Hosty use baseline-offset mapping to record the hull structure in South Australian's bow

22 May 2020

Bound for 'South Australian': South Australia's oldest known shipwreck found
Fern New Zealand

16 Mar 2020

Recognising the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks
Photograph of a woman digging on an archaeological site

04 Feb 2020

Digging for answers: Ten questions with Dr Anne Musser
Black and white photograph of a ship

21 Dec 2019

Digitising our history: The tragedy of SS Federal
Waves

13 Dec 2019

Encounters around Australia: Investigating our history
Photograph showing archaeological remains underwater

13 Dec 2019

Rhode Island revisited: The search for Cook's Endeavour continues
James Hunter conducts a photogrammetric survey of Herald’s starboard boiler. A lighting array was used to illuminate the wreck site and resulted in imagery that was a vast improvement over photographs collected by the team in 2019. Image Irini Malliaros

01 Dec 2019

PS Herald Revisited
Classic Wooden Boat Festival 2018. Day 3 - Sunday 15, April 2018. Man in striped shirt and sailor's cap using an antique megaphone. MacDougall Photography for ANMM

11 Oct 2019

Classic & Wooden Boat Festival: Save the Date
Dr Espen Knutsen

10 Oct 2019

Unearthing paleontology: Ten questions with Dr Espen Knutsen