Latest blog entries

Do we influence how young fish find home?

Human impacts on the ocean may go even further than you know, disrupting the ability of fish larvae to find their way to a safe habitat…

By: Jack O'Connor, Category: AMRI, Date: 02 Mar 2015

Utilising external educational resources- Lifelong Learning

Our annual Science Festival aims to excite the next generation about science and expose the students to what the museum has to offer.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Feb 2015

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

Museum Photography and the19th Century Instagram

The Museum's eye-catching series of Gerard Krefft and Manta alfredi images are about to make their debut at the Art Gallery of NSW.

By: Rose Docker, 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

Aztecs Audio Guide with beacons user-evaluation

At the end of 2014 the digital team performed user evaluation of our latest mobile beacon project and had some interesting findings.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 Feb 2015

What has long pointy teeth and a slingshot mouth?

A Goblin Shark, that’s what; and the Australian Museum is delighted to have received a fine specimen in the last few days.

By: Mark McGrouther, 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