A review of the Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks program.

Author(s): Emily A Jateff; Em Blamey

Year: 2018



The Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council invited regional maritime museums to submit local content, or ‘shipwreck stories’, for a nationally travelling banner exhibition on Australian shipwrecks. The final graphic panel exhibition, Submerged: stories of Australia's shipwrecks, is produced by the ANMM, touring nationally and free of charge from 2018. Host venues may display their own/loaned objects with the graphic panel exhibition and are provided with design and label templates, education kits and marketing templates.

This paper will discuss the process that led to the development of this exhibition, the accompanying series of exhibition development workshops, and preliminary results. Submerged has increased ANMM and AMMC engagement with over 200 Australian maritime museums and other organisations with maritime heritage collections and paved the way for future collaborative opportunities across all states and territories. This exhibition is supported by the Visions of Australia regional touring program. 

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A review of the Submerged: stories of Australia’s shipwrecks program.. Emily A Jateff, Em Blamey. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441533)

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