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A new name and a new direction for our scientific research

A wonderful speech by Professor Merlin Crossley capped off the official launch of the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) last week.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Science, Date: 18 Aug 2014

Culture and meaning

Two young interns from Indonesia provide insights into the Museum’s cultural collections.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Mrs Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 18 Aug 2014

Balinese Expressions: Painted Lives

Are Balinese paintings biographical?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 15 Aug 2014

Science Festival buzzes

Eating crickets, knitting neurons and cuddling a dinosaur can mean only one thing: the launch of the Australian Museum Science Festival.

By: Lisa Robinson, Category: At The Museum, Date: 15 Aug 2014

Fish Tongue Biters: more than just one of a kind

Meet Smenispa irregularis, one of more than 100 different species of crustacean isopods found lurking in the mouths of fishes.

By: Melissa Martin, Category: Science, Date: 14 Aug 2014

We're leaner and greener

A new approach to saving energy has won the Australian Museum a key award for business sustainability.

By: Lisa Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Aug 2014

Great White crosses the Tasman

The latest arrival from sea - a White Shark named Pip has crossed the Tasman. 

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Aug 2014

DigiVol:Leaping Leo and The Fat One have a new home

Barbara Pointer, a DigiVol volunteer and her family have generously gifted two bearded dragons to Live Exhibits at the Australian Museum.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Balinese Expressions: What is Lamak?

Lamak often decorates the shrine’s tower where the wooden bell bale kulkul is housed and beaten to call the villagers for ceremonies.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 12 Aug 2014

Making an entrance

Kim McKay, Director and CEO, unveils some welcome changes at the Australian Museum.

By: Kim McKay, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Aug 2014