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The tale of four sunfish

Over an extraordinary four week period in late 1882, four rare giant sunfish were captured in Sydney waters.

By: Vanessa Finney, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Sep 2016

Who framed the memo?

A little bit of the early history of the Archives and Records area

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 21 Sep 2016

What is an Asaro Mud Mask?

The Australian Museum has commissioned the creation of five Asaro Mud Masks to be held in the Cultural Collection.

By: Michael Mel, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 16 Sep 2016

AMplify: Episode 19, Steven Alderton

CEO Kim McKay in conversation with Director of Programs, Exhibitions & Cultural Collections Steven Alderton.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 15 Sep 2016

Crab cornucopia, Digivols unlock a Pandora’s box, the Mel Ward dry crab collection

Contemporary technology applied to an old problem provides a rapid solution with potential to assist biodiversity studies

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 15 Sep 2016

A threatening snapshot? The conservation status of Australian land snails

AMRI conservation assessment reveals worrying trend for Australian land snails, with several species threatened and one perhaps extinct.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Dr Frank Köhler, Michael Shea, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Sep 2016

Google launches natural history project with the AM

From today, our collections will be highlighted in a world-first virtual tour presented on the new online Google Cultural Institute.

By: Alice Gage, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Sep 2016

A view of Malaita from the clouds

The cloud forests at the top of Malaita Island are still, mossy and the perfect place to discover new species of mammals.

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 13 Sep 2016

Thai flies, not “time” flies!

No flies on him, as Australian Museum scientist Dan Bickel teaches a fly course to Asian students.

By: Dr Dan Bickel, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Sep 2016

DigiVol: Science Festival talks in DigiVol

Find out more about DigiVol's new initiative and citizen science talks organised during the Science Festival 

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 05 Sep 2016