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Body trafficking at the Museum

Where did some of the Museum’s human skeletons come from?

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2014

Volcanic disasters and the beginning of Lapita style pottery in Papua New Guinea

A major volcanic eruption about 3000 years ago contributed to the earliest pottery production in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

An Exhibition, a Book and an App walk into an Awards Night...

...and walk out smiling! Our Museum won in one category and was Highly Commended in three others at the Museums Australia conference.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Perfecting the portfolio (Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

An interview with Connor Stefanison, winner of the Eric Hosking Portfolio Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2014

Films For Mr Everyman

Space and resources have often been in short supply at the Australian Museum – but passion and dedication from its staff never have.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Our Global Neighbours: The sword of David

Who owned the Shirase sword?

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Encounters with Bali in Mosman

The beauty of Indonesian fabric amplified by knowledge.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 22 May 2014

Eureka Prizes 2014: let the judging begin

The entries are in, now over to our judges for the hard part.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2014

The cutting edge of the Amazonian knife fish

Understanding species diversity in the Amazon, one electric fish at a time!

By: Dr Georgina Cooke, Category: Science, Date: 21 May 2014

Looking good when you’re a fish-outa-water

Male land fish invest more in their looks when competition for females is higher.

By: Courtney Morgans, Category: Science, Date: 09 May 2014