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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

Our Global Neighbours: Studying Egyptian Flints

The Wadi el-Sheikh quarry complex extends for several kilometres - millions of flint blades and knives were produced in antiquity.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 04 Dec 2014

Conserving Asian newts could save the world’s salamanders

Healthy salamander populations on both sides of the planet may depend on controlling the international sale of Asian newts as pets

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Bryan Stuart, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2014