Latest blog entries

Getting to the core of things

Physically numbering objects with registration numbers is an important way of making sure we can identify the objects in our collection.

By: Ms Rebecca Fisher, Category: Science, Date: 27 Oct 2014

Revealing the true identity of a worm

Solving a marine worm mystery: a detective story.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 27 Oct 2014

Alert, not alarmed

As the weather warms up and we spend more time outdoors, be aware of the other creatures getting out and about – snakes and spiders.

By: Lisa Robinson, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 22 Oct 2014

Egyptian Past: Little Minions at Work

Cultivating a life of eternal bliss – leaving work to others.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2014

Science and Art – a fruitful partnership

We help an artist use our mineral collection in new and exciting ways.

By: Ross Pogson, Category: Science, Date: 20 Oct 2014

Science meets survival skills and Aztecs

The Mighty Aztecs and Survival Science might not have much in common

By: Ashleigh Harrington, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 17 Oct 2014

Museum on the Road

Sharing our research and collections with local students isn’t enough for us, so we’re taking the Museum on the road.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 13 Oct 2014

Meet a brand new family of microscopic snails

Sifting through mud has led to the discovery of a new group of gastropods.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: Science, Date: 09 Oct 2014

Discovering the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong

Much of the biodiversity of the Greater Mekong region in Southeast Asia remains undiscovered, but is already under great threat.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 06 Oct 2014

Waite, there’s more...

Australian Mueaxseame? Edgar Waite muses on spelling blunders in 1906.

By: Anna Namuren, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 01 Oct 2014