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The Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC) invite the AMMC Membership to develop and submit content for consideration as part of the upcoming graphic panel display, Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks.

The ANMM and AMMC are offering a series of nationwide workshops to support the development of this display. Click here to find out more about this exciting project and register for a FREE workshop near you.


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$5000 maritime history prizes - nominations are now open!

Call for entries for $5,000 maritime history prizes

Writers, publishers and readers of maritime history are invited to nominate works for maritime history prizes totalling $5,000, sponsored jointly by the Australian Association…


Posted by Sharon Babbage on March 24, 2017 at 14:31

Home Wanted for Code Flags

Paynesville Maritime Museum has been given a collection (not a complete set) of signal code flags but as they have no history at this size of use in our area of local history we are offering them to…


Posted by Rob Cook on March 8, 2017 at 8:00

Introducing Paynesville Maritime Museum

Paynesville Maritime Museum is the “new kid on the block” and as such probably warrants a little explanation of where it came from, where it is at and what it does. As a first off in the AMMC blogsite we offer a short introduction to PMM, more in detail is on the website At roughly monthly intervals thereafter we…


Posted by Rob Cook on February 17, 2017 at 8:00

Workshop – Hobart 9-10 February 2017: National Travelling Exhibitions

The AMMC Regional Workshop Program is now available here.

The workshop will be covering various aspects of exhibition development including labeling, design and object…


Posted by Sharon Babbage on January 20, 2017 at 16:00


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All Hands, magazine of Volunteers of ANMM 6 Replies

The latest issue of this magazine should provide interesting reading for maritime volunteers around Australia. It includes coverage of AMMC's February conference. Previous issues will be posted here…Continue

Started by David van Kool. Last reply by David van Kool Sep 28, 2013.

Questions 11 Replies

Questions related to maritime heritage, eg, ship preservation, museum management, etc, can be posted here with the hope, and expectation, that a member of the AMMC will be able to provide the answer…Continue

Started by Peter Rout. Last reply by Lucas George Watson Dec 5, 2012.

Still here?

Is this site / Organisation still active?I have tried communicating and my emails 'bounced' then I tried to register our vessel, the 1913 built MV Perth, but the system failed to register the vessel.…Continue

Started by Michael Charles Beanland Nov 9, 2012.

Does Anyone Have Images of ISN Co Ships?

A marine artist is looking for images to use as reference for a project to "paint the fleet".Continue

Started by Graham Hinton Jun 6, 2012.


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