Latest blog entries

Indiana Jones Dreaming - Virtual Expeditions

Have you heard about the Biodiversity Volunteer Portal? You might be suprised by where it will lead you.  

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

DigiVol: 16,000+ transcriptions but who is counting?

Megan is the first virtual volunteer on the DigiVol portal (formerly Biodiversity Volunteer Portal, BVP) to transcribe 16,000 records.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 May 2014

Seven new species of praying mantises discovered in Australia

Newly discovered species of praying mantises are adapted to Australia’s arid climate.

By: Graham Milledge, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

French fossil find

Fossils are more than intriguing ancient objects. They can reveal much about the past, present & future. What might a fossil shrimp reveal?

By: Dr Shane Ahyong, Category: Science, Date: 27 May 2014

Why collect?

Every year, the question most commonly asked at the Australian Museum’s Open Day is: why do you need so many specimens in jars?

By: Dr Jeff Leis, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Food Culture: Drink your Tea

A history of tea in 488 words.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

Body trafficking at the Museum

Where did some of the Museum’s human skeletons come from?

By: Duncan Loxton, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 May 2014

Volcanic disasters and the beginning of Lapita style pottery in Papua New Guinea

A major volcanic eruption about 3000 years ago contributed to the earliest pottery production in Papua New Guinea.

By: Dr Robin Torrence, Category: Science, Date: 26 May 2014

An Exhibition, a Book and an App walk into an Awards Night...

...and walk out smiling! Our Museum won in one category and was Highly Commended in three others at the Museums Australia conference.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 May 2014

Perfecting the portfolio (Wildlife Photographer of the Year)

An interview with Connor Stefanison, winner of the Eric Hosking Portfolio Award in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

By: Michael Hugill, Category: At The Museum, Date: 22 May 2014