Welcome to the Australian Maritime Museums Council website.
AMMC MEMBERSHIP for 2016-2017 is FREE* due to the generosity of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s outreach program.
Joining is simple: Click on the ‘sign up’ button at the top right corner of this page and complete the information requested. You’ll be advised when your membership is accepted.
Not sure if you are a member? Click on the ‘sign in’ button at the top right of this page and log-in (there is help if you’ve forgotten your password).
Once you are a member you can access all the information on this website, you’ll receive regular newsletters, and you can book for the AMMC’s regional workshops. The next is in Hobart on 9-10 February 2017. Full workshop details here.
The AMMC is a network of common maritime heritage interests providing a forum to discuss ideas, exchange information, build contacts, and advocacy to preserve Australia's maritime heritage.
* AMMC membership is free except for the major national and state institutions.
Workshop – Hobart 9-10 February 2017: National Travelling Exhibitions
The AMMC began a collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum in 2013 to develop travelling exhibitions suitable for both large and small exhibition spaces. The first successful exhibition was ‘War at Sea’ which was presented both as a full-scale travelling exhibition for major maritime museums and as a flat-pack exhibition for smaller institutions, libraries and clubs.
The concept has proved popular and the AMMC and ANMM are continuing the collaboration with the aim, over time, of creating a small bank of travelling exhibitions. The aim is to develop the exhibitions so that they will include objects from local collections to make the exhibitions even more relevant to individual museums.
The next AMMC Regional Workshop in Hobart on 9-10 February 2017 will explore this concept with AMMC delegates.
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 www.pmm.org.au. At roughly monthly intervals thereafter we will post some insights into what we are doing and how we do it and are hoping that others will respond and develop a…Continue
Posted by Rob Cook on February 17, 2017 at 8:18
The AMMC Regional Workshop Program is now available here.
The workshop will be covering various aspects of exhibition development including labeling, design and object display, with practical sessions where we will jointly work up content for an exhibition that will then be produced and tour nationally.
We look forward to connecting with you to work together to create touring…Continue
Posted by Sharon Babbage on January 20, 2017 at 16:00
Summer is not over and in the past few months I have had a range of wonderful maritime experiences - a few of which I thought I would share!
Some pictures have been added to the web site.
In November I was a guest of the Swiss Ambassador to Australia at a reception in Brisbane.
The occasion was to welcome the Fleur de Passion, on its first visit to Australia. This Swiss registered ketch is managed by the Ocean Mapping Expedition and is part way through a four…Continue
Posted by Richard Ferguson on January 9, 2017 at 13:04
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 for Maritime History (AAMH) and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Nominations for the next round close on 28 April…
Posted by Sharon Babbage on December 6, 2016 at 10:00