Latest blog entries

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework

A new policy framework for the arts and cultural sector in NSW highlights some of the Museum’s key achievements and future plans.

By: Media Department, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2015

Collecting in collections

A new technique developed at the Australian Museum allows us to make better use of historical insect collections for DNA barcoding.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2015

How can you tell a male from a female frog?

It's often tricky to tell whether a frog is male or female, but these tips should help.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Disentangling a taxonomic nightmare?

Maybe my title is over the top, but identifying some pretty blue beetles proved quite a challenge!

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Law and the illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Evicted Music

Goodbye Sydney University - Gamelan orchestra finds a new home.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2015

Stars of the Sydney sea shine

Seastars are beautiful and important animals. The Australian Museum collection is being used to help identify those of the Sydney region.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Simply slugs

Among the most beautiful of all molluscs, what did we find in French Polynesia?

By: Dr Mandy Reid, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Found among offsite storage

A world record Lotoria armata — one of the rarest shells on earth.

By: Dennis Sargent, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015

Diary of a Freedom Rider - What is the Freedom Ride?

Joining the 2015 commemorative Freedom Ride.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 19 Feb 2015