Latest blog entries

Flying Visit from Tokyo

Putting heads together in the Japanese collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 10 Feb 2015

DigiVol: Supporting scientific research at the Australian Museum

DigiVol volunteers help to advance science by digitising collections in preparation for study by researchers.

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 10 Feb 2015

Become a Scientist for a day

Each 'Scientist For a Day' program has different themes, designed to show kids what it’s like to work in different areas of science.

By: Ms Catherine Beehag, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 09 Feb 2015

The past, present and future of Australia’s mammals

What makes Australian mammals so interesting?

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Finding needles in a haystack

Detecting tiny exotic flies just got easier thanks to DNA barcoding, and now we also know where they came from.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Melanesia – a bird’s-eye view

A mosaic of hair-styles, colours, languages and blurry boundaries.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 05 Feb 2015

Digging for dugongs

We know why these gentlemen are digging in their three-piece suits, but their identity has been a moot point among archivists.

By: Patricia Egan, Category: explore, Date: 03 Feb 2015

Young Scientists Explore Science and Culture

Our recent Scientist for a Day program kicked off 2015 with the exploration of science and culture.

By: Ashleigh Harrington, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 02 Feb 2015

Art of the Skull: The Cranium and the Mandible

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

By: Heath Killen, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Jan 2015

All credit to Krefft: Gerard Krefft’s invisible new species of dunnart

150 years later, we set a naming record straight!

By: Dr Harry Parnaby, Dr Sandy Ingleby, Dr Anja Divljan, Category: AMRI, Date: 27 Jan 2015