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.

Goy Galdeano (centre, in white striped top) with the first group of female Spanish assisted migrants to Australia, 1960 [reproduced courtesy Melissa Zabalegui]

02 Sep 2019

Mutiny on the Montserrat: The 60th anniversary of Operation Eucalyptus
Signals spring 2019

01 Sep 2019

Signals Magazine Issue 128
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
Alex powering through rough water which was gruelling on the body especially the right knee

28 Aug 2019

Fast Five: Quick questions with water skiing record holder Alex Luther
Watercolour of Port Adelaide, South Australia, by Samuel Thomas Gill, 1840s. Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia

27 Aug 2019

A worker in tulle: The English lacemakers of Calais
lighthouse

23 Aug 2019

Blackbirding: Australia's slave trade?
Smoking ceremony

23 Aug 2019

Flag Raising Ceremony: 25th Anniversary of Commonwealth recognition
Annarosa Coluccio (third from left) with her parents (left) and mother-in-law (fourth from left) at her proxy marriage in Roccella Jonica, Calabria, Italy, 1956. Reproduced courtesy Isabella Coluccio

22 Aug 2019

Until we meet again: An Italian proxy bride's story
Sculpting the Kronosaurus using VR

21 Aug 2019

Sea Monsters: Creating 3D models of prehistoric ocean predators