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Our Global Neighbours: The Mystery of a Drinking Bottle

From an ancient pre-Columbian graveyard to the Captain Cook Collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Nov 2014

DigiVol: DigiVols as Code Breakers

The immense task of digitising our collections raises many challenges for our digitisation and transcription team, the DigiVols.

By: Dana Anderson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 14 Nov 2014

Oliver Chalmers - the man behind the mineralogist

Chalmers by name and charming by nature

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 13 Nov 2014

Our Global Neighbours: Cloth and its Meaning

Textiles of Southeast Asia are amongst the richest in diversity and design in the world.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 13 Nov 2014

The Year of the Beacon and staged strategy

2014 has been all about beacons...

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 12 Nov 2014

Anything in the pots? Baited traps in Southern French Polynesia. Blog 3, invertebrates and processing the samples.

Apart from use in the seafood industry baited traps (or pots) are also a great way to collect marine specimens for scientfic study.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 11 Nov 2014

Eureka Prizes: 2014 wrapped up

The 25th anniversary of the Eureka Prizes saw plenty of entries, news stories and outstanding Australian science rewarded.

By: Kea Lambert, Category: Science, Date: 10 Nov 2014

Anything in the pots? Baited traps in Southern French Polynesia. Blog 2, retrieving the catch.

Apart from use in the seafood industry baited traps (or pots) are also a great way to collect marine specimens for scientific study.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 07 Nov 2014

Biosecurity and the Museum

The Australian Museum has a crucial role to play in protecting Australia's biosecurity.

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 07 Nov 2014

Great Barrier Reef sustainability plan

A new plan for sustaining the Great Barrier Reef ignores climate change impacts, says Australian Museum research head.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Science, Date: 07 Nov 2014