11 Dec 2019
6 Dec 2019
This week, the Culture WA search portal, a free digital platform providing access to 1.6 million items from WA’s main cultural institutions, was launched.
5 Dec 2019
The Foundation of the WA Museum is seeking your support to repair and repaint the iconic submarine HMAS Ovens.
Ovens is an Oberon class submarine which served for over 30 years.
Named after the Irish Australian Explorer John Ovens (1788-1825), Ovens is not only one of Fremantle’s best known landmarks, it is a critical item in the State’s museum collections and a significant part of Australia’s naval history.
4 Dec 2019
Western Australia's New Museum is among six national finalists for the 2020 Australian Construction Achievement Award.
The award showcases world-class solutions and excellence in construction projects.
The New Museum submission highlighted the delivery of the project as a landmark cultural infrastructure project for the State, integrating contemporary architecture with stunning heritage-listed buildings.
Construction of the Museum includes the new building, heritage restoration works and a central energy plant servicing the Perth Cultural Centre.
3 Dec 2019
An exhibition that transports visitors back more than 2,000 years to one of the most technologically significant times in the history of the western world opens at the WA Maritime Museum this Saturday, 7 December.
Western Australian Museum CEO Alec Coles said Ancient Rome: Epic innovators and engineers showcases the military genius of the Roman Army, the inspiring technology used to construct Rome, and the innovations that helped develop and maintain the Roman Empire for centuries.
30 Oct 2019
For more than 66 years the wrecks of two ships destroyed in what is still Australia’s worst ever naval disaster sat silently on the ocean floor, their location a mystery.
HMAS Sydney II and the German raider HSK Kormoran both sank after a short, fierce battle in November 1941. 81 men from Kormoran died. All 645 men on Sydney were lost.
22 Oct 2019
An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) opens this Saturday, 26 October, at the Museum of Geraldton.
On display for the first time in Western Australia, Evolution: Torres Strait Masks explores the long-standing importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms.
9 Oct 2019
Fremantle Ports and the Western Australian Museum are seeking expressions of interest for the redevelopment and leasing of one of WA’s most iconic locations - the heritage-listed ‘A’ Shed on Victoria Quay, facing the Inner Harbour.
2 Oct 2019
A biodiversity expedition to the Perth Canyon Marine Park – described by international experts as one of Australia’s subsea treasures – has discovered five new species of deep sea glass sponges, exciting scientists about the prospect of further exploration and future discoveries.
26 Sep 2019
The WA Museum is seeking expressions of interest from residents of the Goldfields region to join the Advisory Committee of the Museum of the Goldfields.
The primary role of the Advisory Committee is to link the Museum with the community it serves. This is “two-way” liaison: representing the community to the Museum and acting as an advocate for the Museum in the community.
The Advisory Committee meets 2 - 4 times per year to consider general business and being a member is a non-remunerated position.
18 Sep 2019
The WA Museum is seeking proposals from Nyoongar artists for a commissioned artwork about the night sky.
The original artwork is for display in the New Museum for WA, which opens in late 2020 in the Perth Cultural Centre.
12 Sep 2019
A new species of barnacle, Membranobalanus porphyrophilus, has been named and described after being discovered living on reefs off Rottnest Island.
The striking purple-coloured barnacle was first identified in Western Australia and was later found in the South Australian Museum collection, having been collected in waters around Kangaroo Island.
Western Australian Museum Curator of Aquatic Zoology, Mr Andrew Hosie, said the barnacle was discovered during fieldwork by the Museum’s Aquatic Zoology Department.
30 Aug 2019
The Purple-Loving Barnacle
26 Aug 2019
Remote reef communities in the central inshore Kimberley survived the 2016 global bleaching event, giving hope to Western Australian marine scientists looking to find ways to combat the effects of climate change.
A recent publication confirms the breakthrough discovery by a team of Western Australian Museum scientists. The researchers examined the composition and health of marine organisms at 13 coral reef sites in the Bonaparte Archipelago – a largely inaccessible area of the inshore central Kimberley.
23 Aug 2019
A spectacular virtual reality adventure that takes viewers on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the mysterious continent of Antarctica will open at the Museum of Geraldton on Friday 30 August.
1 Aug 2019
An out-of-this-world exhibition featuring stunning images of star trails, night-scapes, and the solar system will be on display at the Museum of Geraldton from 2 August.
The 2019 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition, supported by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, celebrates the best of Western Australian astro-photographers who have recorded stunning astronomical landscape images in locations throughout Western Australia and beyond.
25 Jul 2019
The 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year collection will go on display at the Museum of the Great Southern on Thursday 1 August.
The stunning exhibition, produced by the South Australian Museum, celebrates the beauty of the natural world through photographs by professional, emerging and amateur photographers who have shown impeccable timing, artistry and technique to capture our extraordinary world. As ever, there is an extremely impressive junior section.