Latest blog entries

Weapons! To battle ... or not to battle?

We are considering developing an exhibition around the topic of weapons using some of our amazing cultural collections. We'd like to hear your thoughts. What would you like to see in an exhibition about weapons and weaponry?  

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 11 Feb 2011

Weapons and Weaponry

Lately we’ve asked visitors what they would think about an exhibition about weapons. What would they like to see? What would be interesting to show? Are people interested in the technical aspects? Or would they like to discover how the weapons were used during wars and battles?

By: Ms Marloes Schepers, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 Feb 2011

Birds with a Beat dance video competition

Young people can perform their bird of paradise dance live at the Museum. 

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 09 Feb 2011

Cyclone Yasi viewed from Lizard Island

The largest category 5 cyclone to hit the east Australian coast in living memory passed to the south of Lizard Island on the night of 2/3 February.  

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 08 Feb 2011

A new history trail for students

Seven historically significant sites within walking distance, in the heart of Sydney, have launched a new program, 'A History Trail' for Stage 1-6 students.  

By: Ms Helen Wheeler, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 08 Feb 2011

Where is the Lounge?

Where is the Lounge? 6 College Street Sydney NSW 2010 - Late night openings at the Australian Museum, Tuesday 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 08 Feb 2011

'Small' fish make the big time

A leading international science magazine has recently featured the research of a team led by Museum scientist Jeff Leis on how tiny larval fishes survive and find a reef home in the big blue ocean.

By: Fran Dorey, Category: At The Museum, Date: 04 Feb 2011

This week in Fish: Red Handfish and lumpfish

This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish.  We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Generations and their gadgets

New study from the US reveals how much we love our gadgets, with mobile phones being the most popular. Read on for more...

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 04 Feb 2011

Obsidian artefacts from Papua New Guinea: major new publication

A major new reference work to assist archaeologists interpret use-wear marks on obsidian artefacts has been published by the Australian Museum.

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011