Latest blog entries

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The Museum has some wonderful experiences and benefits coming up for Members.

By: Serena Todd, Category: At The Museum, Date: 27 Mar 2014

William Holmes' wish list

Our very first Collector was on top of his job from day one.

By: Ms Prue Walker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 26 Mar 2014

Collections matter!

Museum natural history collections can help answer many questions, but how do we ensure they continue to be relevant?

By: Dr Brian Lassig , Category: Science, Date: 26 Mar 2014

What happens when coral dies?

Coral bleaching isn’t just about the colour of the coral - it can have very dramatic impacts on the reef.

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Category: Science, Date: 25 Mar 2014

Over my shoulder

Outgoing Director Frank Howarth takes a look back at his time leading Australia’s first museum.

By: Frank Howarth, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Meet Kim McKay

Incoming Australian Museum Director Kim McKay is set to bring her unique style and experience to the role.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Beetles in print

Two new books provide the keys to help scientists unlock Australia’s most diverse group of organisms: the beetles.

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: Science, Date: 24 Mar 2014

Australian Museum Research Institute Collections and Climate Change Seminar

Our first Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) seminar: "What can museum collections reveal about climate change?".

By: Maxine Kauter, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2014

Food Culture: Killing in Murderers Bay

The brilliant career of the South American sweet potato in Oceania.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2014

Diving for Worms

On Tuesday 18 March 2014, five Australian Museum divers took the plunge at Inscription Point in Botany Bay.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 20 Mar 2014