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Contact our Media and Communications team for all media enquiries, questions about using images, and arranging interviews with subject matter experts. We can also help with media questions about the museum, exhibitions, the museum’s collection, research, education and public programs, and special events.  

Shirani Aththas

Manager, Communication & Public Affairs
Phone: +61 2 9298 3642
Fax: +61 2 9298 3670
Mobile: 0418 448 690
Email: saththas@anmm.gov.au

Jude Timms
Communications Officer
Phone: +61 2 9298 3645
Fax: +61 2 9298 3670
Mobile: 0418 219 841
Email: jtimms@anmm.gov.au


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Media Releases

  • 882 new names to be unveiled on migrant Welcome Wall

    Around 900 people are expected to attend a special ceremony at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Sunday 25 September to see 882 new names unveiled on the museum’s migrant Welcome Wall. The Welcome Wall stands in honour of all those who have migrated from around the world to live in Australia.

    • 20 September 2016
  • Through a different lens – new Cazneaux exhibition opens

    A delightful exhibition of works by Harold Cazneaux (1878-1953), a giant in the history of Australian photograpy, opens at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 2 September 2014. Through a difference lens – Cazneaux by the Water takes visitors back in time to Cazneaux’s soft focus Australia and gives us an insight into this significant photographer’s life.

    • 1 September 2016
  • MMAPSS Awards

    The Australian National Maritime Museum, on behalf of the Australian Government, is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $125,000 to support projects to promote Australia’s maritime heritage. The successful recipients of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme will help, collect, conserve and display objects of historical significance.

    • 24 August 2016
  • Go wild for wildlife these holidays

    These school holidays children can ‘go wild’ becoming immersed in our world’s wonderful wildlife in a fun-filled holiday program at the Australian National Maritime Museum inspired by the much-loved exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year from London’s Natural History Museum.

    • 17 August 2016
  • Lighthouses, boat rides and hands-on fun in Harbour Hoots family day

    The Australian National Maritime Museum will celebrate International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend with a special family fun day focusing on the workhorses of our harbours – lighthouses and working harbour boats. Families will enjoy a lively day of crafts, circus workshops, tours and films. They can climb up the museum’s Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse or hop on board a visiting historic workboat.

    • 17 August 2016
  • Treasures of the American Collection at the Australian National Maritime Museum

    A ship’s passport for the American whaling ship Stephania signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864, exquisite ship models, and cameras used by Australian underwater cinematographers Ron and Valerie Taylor on the 1974 film set of ‘Jaws’, are just some of over 100 fascinating objects brought together for Treasures of the American Collection, opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 1 July.

    • 16 June 2016
  • Stars, Space and Time Travel, these July School Holidays

    These school holidays children can take part in an exhilarating space adventure, become a time traveling television presenter or discover how to navigate by the planets and stars as part of the fun-filled holiday program at the Australian National Maritime Museum, 3 – 17 July. To celebrate the award winning exhibition Ships, Clocks & Stars from Greenwich London, now showing at the museum, children’s activities feature a distinctly celestial theme along with other action packed holiday fun.

    • 1 June 2016
  • Museum wins big at the Museums Australasia Conference

    Museum projects recognized in Museums and Galleries and Design awards

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is proud to have been awarded a prestigious Museums and Galleries National Award (MAGNA) for its online educational game The Voyage and was Highly Commended for its new Action Stations experience at the Museums Australasia Conference in Auckland last night. It also received two Museums Australia Publication Design Awards (MAPDA) for the new Action Stations website and invitation to the Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica exhibition opening.

    • 16 May 2016
  • Where is the original HM Bark Endeavour?

    Historians believe the original Endeavour ended its days on the floor of Newport Harbour, in Rhode Island in 1778 as one of a number of vessels sunk to protect the town during the American Revolutionary War.

    • 5 May 2016
  • Museum presents The Nautilus and The Sea roof projection

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is excited to be counting down to 27 May when its iconic 1,700 square metre roof will transform into an underwater wonderland in The Nautilus and The Sea during Vivid Sydney 2016, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

    • 27 April 2016
  • Discover the scientific breakthrough in exploration that helped to accurately put Australia on the map in major new exhibtion at the museum

    Three hundred years ago the Longitude Act of 1714 was passed, leading to maritime history’s greatest scientific breakthrough. The extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude at sea is told in Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude, a major new exhibition opening at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 5 May 2016.

    • 27 April 2016
  • Autumn School Holidays

    These school holidays families are invited to spend the day have a swashbuckling adventure at the Australian National Maritime Museum as horrible pirates take over the museum. Also during the school holidays the museum presents a free three-day family festival – The Classic and Wooden Boat Festival – celebrating Australia’s rich maritime history.

    • 26 April 2016
  • Ecuadorian Navy Training Ship – The Guayas

    A parade of sails featuring Sydney tall ships South Passage, James Craig and South Swan as well as the Sydney Ports Fire Tug will escort the Ecuadorian Navy Training Ship, The Guayas, as it enters Sydney Heads at 9am on Wednesday 6 January on its way to the Australian National Maritime Museum.
    The Guayas, affectionately known as Ecuador’s ambassador ship, sailed into Perth on 21 December after seven moths at sea and will visit Sydney on its Vuelta al Mundo (Round the World) voyage 2015-2016. It will arrive at the Australian National Maritime Museum at 10 am where it will be open for four days for visitors to climb on board, meet the crew and learn more about this unique vessel and its message.

    • 23 December 2015
  • Give the gift of a lifetime – sailing on replica of James Cook’s HMB Endeavour

    Why not buy your loved one (or yourself) a truly unique gift this Christmas and give them the experience of a lifetime sailing on board the iconic Australian-built replica of Captain James Cook’s HMB Endeavour?
    The Australian National Maritime Museum is calling on all adventure seekers to join the crew of its magnificent replica 18th-century vessel as it embarks on a new sailing program in 2016 to Victoria and South Australia.

    • 16 December 2015
  • Koori Arts Expressions 2015 – We all Stand on Sacred Ground

    The Koori Arts Expressions 2015 exhibition, a highly imaginative selection of visual artworks created by students from 36 public schools across Sydney, has opened today at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

    Almost 70 works were created inspired by this year’s theme for NAIDOC Week – We all Stand on Sacred Ground: Learn, Respect and Celebrate.

    • 25 November 2015
  • Welcome Wall to be a supporting sponsor

    The Australian National Maritime Museum is proud to announce that its Welcome Wall will be a supporting sponsor of the Indian Australian Business & Community Awards (IABCA) 2015 on 30 October 2015.

    • 17 April 2015