Submerged is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC) and is the result of a national project with workshops held across the country to develop the exhibition and to source shipwreck stories. Sixty eight shipwreck stories were nominated by 46 maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.
Submerged highlights Australian shipwrecks and increases public outreach. This collaborative project supports the AMMC in forging strong links with its current membership and extending its outreach to include additional members. The exhibition features shipwrecks from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries of different vessel types, engaged in a variety of activities, with at least one story from each state.
The exhibition can be viewed in the foyer of the Civic Centre until Wednesday 20 January 2021.