Latest blog entries

Art of the Skull: Bringing ideas to life

A blog series with stories from the artists, designers & illustrators involved in the contemporary pop up gallery in the Aztecs exhibition.

By: Amanda Teer, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Dec 2014

Another Night Parrot mystery

Rare Night Parrot feathers have been obtained by the Australian Museum through unsolved circumstances.

By: Dr Walter Boles, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

Lily’s encounter with Egyptology

Learning as discovery and adventure.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

High-energy drinks support larger parrot populations

Suburban landscapes provide more consistent floral nectar than native bushland and support a greater abundance of large nectar-feeding birds

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Snail mountain: the amazing snails of Mount Kaputar

An extinct volcano in NSW is home to an endangered community of land snails, including a bright scarlet slug.

By: Michael Shea, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Lily Day at the Museum

A week of learning and discovery.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Community Engagement

The Australian Museum joined Sydney’s largest BioBlitz with a display at Basecamp and running surveys.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Nov 2014

A light in the night? What’s nightlighting?

Steve and Sally examining Anna's nightlighting catch.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2014

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