Latest blog entries

Fish up a drainpipe

This amazing video of fish in a drain blew me out of the water.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 31 Dec 2014

Rock-a-bye baby – All at sea on the RV Braveheart

During September four staff set out on the RV Braveheart from New Zealand for the Austral and Gambier Islands of southern French Polynesia.

By: Sally Reader, Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014

The eagle has landed: a crate full of marine worm information

The culmination of 16 months of hard work by marine worm researchers just arrived on a pallet at the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 23 Dec 2014

Hiding in plain sight: a new marsupial species for Australia

A new species of rock-wallaby hops into view in Australia’s Top End.

By: Dr Sally Potter, Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: Science, Date: 22 Dec 2014

Krefft's Trials and Tribulations on the Blandowski Expedition

Glorious commander, foresighted commander, gallant commander! All supercilious names for William Blandowski from an 1857 expedition log.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Dec 2014

Understanding Australia's amphipods: major progress and new discoveries

Recent amphipod discoveries include a new genus & species named in honour of the Australian Museum's eminent former director Dr Des Griffin

By: Dr Jim Lowry, Category: Science, Date: 17 Dec 2014

Australian Museum takes Flight

The Australian Museum is unveiling our newest outreach initiative Museum on the Wall - Australian Museum takes flight.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 16 Dec 2014

Art of the Skull: The Holy Mountain

A blog series with stories from the artists, designers & illustrators involved in the contemporary pop up gallery in the Aztecs exhibition.

By: Daryl Prondoso - The Distillery, Category: At The Museum, Date: 16 Dec 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Albert Namatjira

Artist who ‘changed the face of Australia

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

Hermann Krefft – Boy Naturalist

From the Mitchell Library collection is a fascinating insight into Museum Curator Gerard Krefft and the family he left behind.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 Dec 2014