Latest blog entries

Welcome to Peoples' Place

The Cultural Collections team here at the museum looks after both ethnographical and archaeological material from cultures all over the world. Our Indigenous Australian collection holds approximately 40,000 ethnographic objects and one million archaeological artefacts representing the cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Pacific collections we look after comprises roughly 60.000 cultural objects.

By: Melanie van Olffen, Category: Science, Date: 02 Dec 2010

Willy Kwong has finished the Harry Burrell project

Archives' intern Willy Kwong shares his final thoughts on his work on the Harry Burrell glass plate negative collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Dec 2010

Mobile Learning at the Smithsonian

"As with all things mobile, mLearning is cranking up at the Smithsonian"

By: Dr Lynda Kelly, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 01 Dec 2010

Does the Australian Museum feed live rats to pythons?

I am often asked about what the Museum's live animals are fed. People are often curious about what we feed our Python, and when I inform them that he recieves an adult rat every two to four weeks the next question is; "do you feed him a live rat?" the answer can require some explaination.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 30 Nov 2010

Early coral spawning this year

Most Acropora species at Lizard Island spawned on the night of 25 November this year, the third night after the full moon. On the following night, many goniasterid and favid corals spawned, and on the night after that it was the turn of Porites corals.

By: Dr Anne Hoggett, Category: Science, Date: 30 Nov 2010

Fish Collection tour

Join Fish Collection Manager Mark McGrouther on a quick tour through some of the Fish Collection at the Australian Museum.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 29 Nov 2010

Design for Humanity

When a natural disaster strikes children, little children under the age of five are most at risk. Children in developing countries and those at war already have a difficult time and when a natural disaster occurs it just adds to their problems.

By: Parrys Raines, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2010

The Harry Burrell collection digitisation project

Intern Willy Kwong describes some highlights of his project to rehouse, scan and register the wonderfully varied Harry Burrell Collection.

By: Willy Kwong, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Nov 2010

This week in Fish: First Black Marlin

This week we feature an historic image of the first marlin caught on hook and line.  We show staff moving polydrums and more.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 26 Nov 2010

What is the Search & Discover blog?

This blog provides insights about what’s happening in Search & Discover - the Australian Museum's information and resource centre.

By: Chris Hosking, Category: At The Museum, Date: 25 Nov 2010