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National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-13 13:00

In 1982, Bob Ballard asked the Navy to fund a new unmanned deepwater exploration shed, the Argo. The Navy agreed on one condition: he had to use Argo to explore the wreckage of two nuclear submarines that sank in 1963 and 1968. Escape the rain this weekend and learn more about this expedition ...

Air, Land & Sea: the 50 greatest wildlife photographs – in pictures

Check out The Guardian for a preview of the breathtaking images featured in our 50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs exhibition at Zoos Victoria–including iconic photos taken by photographers Paul Nicklen, Beverly Joubert and Steve Winter.

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-11 16:00

The Titanic sat hidden in the North Atlantic for 73 years. But, did you know that its discovery in 1985 was linked to a classified Navy mission to find two nuclear submarines that sank during the Cold War? Learn about this mission and so much more at "Titanic: The Untold Story."...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-11 13:00

Looking for an alternate option to the same old happy hour plans? On Sept. 20 have a drink with National Geographic Society Explorer Meg Lowman who has devoted three decades of her life to exploring forest canopies!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-10 13:00

Go back in time to arguably one of the best decades as Brightest Young Things takes over our campus for a 90s themed after hours event! Get your tickets to My Party Will Go On for exclusive access to our "Titanic: The Untold Story" exhibition, engaging lightning talks with Na...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-08 16:00

Hey Melbourne! Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit the "50 Greatest Wildlife Photographs" exhibition at Zoos Victoria to see the most iconic National Geographic wildlife images including this incredible panda image taken by photographer Ami Vitale. Now open! http:...

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-07 15:30

Our next live event lineup promises inspiring film screenings, engaging behind-the-scenes tours, interactive happy hours and the premiere of our virtual reality explorations! We hope to see you this fall/winter!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-06 18:43

Ever wanted to visit the set of the Titanic movie? Now you can at our, "Titanic: The Untold Story" exhibition. Walk amongst the real sets and costumes worn throughout the movie. You can even see the costume worn by Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio!

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-09-02 17:36

Push the boundaries of exploration by taking a 3-D virtual trip to historic Jerusalem through our, "Tomb of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Experience" exhibition. Purchase tickets today:

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-08-30 22:55

Can you handle the truth? Come see for yourself. Question everything you thought you knew about the Titanic at our exhibition, "Titanic: The Untold Story."

National Geographic Museum Photo 2018-08-27 14:00

You already know the Titanic was massive, but did you know that including the four smoke stacks, the Titanic was as tall as a 17-story building? Learn more about this iconic ship at our "Titanic: The Untold Story" exhibition.
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: