ANMM Blog

  • Kids and family

    Flying home: How to make a zoetrope

    17 May 2016

    For this month’s craft spot we were inspired by the subjects of acclaimed author and artist Jeannie Baker’s new book Circle, showcased in an exhibition of her collages opening this Thursday. Circle follows the journey of the Bar-tailed Godwit bird, an at-risk …

  • Journeys

    What did you do for International Viking Day?

    11 May 2016

    This is part of a series by Curator Dr Stephen Gapps who received an Endeavour Executive Fellowship from April to July 2016. Stephen is based at the Swedish History Museum and the National Maritime Museum (including the Vasa Museum) in …

  • ANMM Collections

    It’s a Wrap: The Windjammer Sailors

    04 May 2016

    Last week saw a Christo-like wrapping of silky black satin on the wharf at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney’s Pyrmont. Intriguing and mysterious the form it enveloped was unreadable… What could be under the silk? Well it’s an amazingly beautiful material, …

  • Learning

    Twitter tour of Rough Medicine for school students

    20 Apr 2016

    The Australian National Maritime Museum in partnership with the NSW Department of Education will share the Rough Medicine – Life and Death in the Age of Sail exhibition with teachers and students in a #TwitterTour. Students will explore science and …

  • From the collection

    Cook and the ‘Swan of Litchfield’

    18 Apr 2016

    When the news of Cook’s death reached London in 1780, it did not make front page news, but rather, was merely noted with a small announcement of a single paragraph. But public expressions of grief came, one being ‘Elegy on Captain Cook’ …

  • Endeavour

    Endeavour: Sailing and Sea Birds

    18 Apr 2016

    A blog series from on board the Australian National Maritime Museum’s HMB Endeavour replica as it sails from Adelaide to Port Lincoln. See our Sail the Endeavour page to learn more about joining voyages like this. Growing up in Portland the bay …

  • Endeavour

    Endeavour: From Land to Sea

    17 Apr 2016

    A blog series from on board the Australian National Maritime Museum’s HMB Endeavour replica as it sails from Adelaide to Port Lincoln. See our Sail the Endeavour page to learn more about joining voyages like this. Like his father, Donald, sailing did …

  • Endeavour

    Endeavour: Portland to Sydney, day 13

    16 Apr 2016

    A blog series by Steward John Cowie from on board the Australian National Maritime Museum’s HMB Endeavour replica as it sails from Port Lincoln to Portland. See our Sail the Endeavour page to learn more about joining voyages like this.  Day 13, …