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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

Art of the Skull: There is no way of knowing

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

By: Evi Oetomo, Category: At The Museum, Date: 09 Dec 2014

Wow! Warty Wonder in Weed

This fantastic footage of a Warty Prowfish blew me out of the water!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Dec 2014