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.

The Observatory, Point Venus, Otahytey [Tahiti], George Tobin, 1792. State Library of New South Wales (FL1606978)

29 Sep 2019

Bligh and the peoples of the Pacific: The Polynesian threads in European stories
José Coelho is farewelled by his teaching colleagues in Ponta do Sol, Madeira, prior to his departure for Australia, 1956.

28 Sep 2019

Love and sacrifice: From Madeira Island to the Snowy Mountains
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
Dr Vanessa Pirotta (second version)

12 Sep 2019

Whales and wonder with Dr Vanessa Pirotta
Tylosaurus. Image courtesy Gabriel Ugueto

12 Sep 2019

Paleoart: Impressions of prehistoric predators
Bailey, WPY 2019

10 Sep 2019

A delighted doggo: Bailey reviews Wildlife Photographer of the Year