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Who Likes Indonesian Art?

A small group of connoisseurs finds the textile-delights in the Museum’s Collections store.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

If Twitter was around in the 1800s: the Waite diaries

We summarise Edgar Waite’s diary from 1893 in 17 tweets.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Science, Date: 01 Aug 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Garuda Pancasila

National Eagle – the decoding symbolism of the Indonesian Emblem.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 31 Jul 2014

A network of people and places for the study of genetic diversity

Many research sites now provide ongoing observations on genetic diversity, but how can researchers around the world share this information?

By: Dr Dan Faith, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

Why the official conservation status of species matters

It’s not just a category; it’s about directing scarce conservation resources to the species most in need.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 29 Jul 2014

Oar-some addition to the fish collection!

Watch us process the latest addition to the fish collection - a 2.3 m long Oarfish.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

New in the collection: Tasmanian shell necklaces

We recently acquired two stunning shell necklaces by Lola Greeno, which are now on display in our Indigenous Australians Gallery.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 24 Jul 2014

Streamwatch Climate Change Event

The Streamwatch team are supporting our volunteers with a series of events throughout the year across Sydney.

By: Greg McDonald, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 23 Jul 2014

William Holmes: enigma

The first custodian of the Australian Museum came to a sticky end in 1831, just two years into the job.

By: Colin Johnston, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 23 Jul 2014

Behind the Scenes as an intern at the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics

The sometimes weird but mainly wonderful experiences of an intern in the Australian Centre for Wildlife Genomics.

By: Prue Armstrong, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jul 2014