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King of the Blue Mountains

New geological discoveries in the mineral rich Jenolan Caves have reignited interest and sparked discussion about the region’s history.

By: Ms Ellie Downing , Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 25 May 2016

Papunya: A Precious Collection of the Australian Museum

The Papunya paintings are an Australian national treasure and the Australian Museum's most impressive collection of western desert art.

By: Kate Khan, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 May 2016

AMplify: Episode 9, Keren Ruki

This week, CEO and Executive Director Kim McKay speaks with Creative Producer Keren Ruki about the significance of the Pacific Collections.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 23 May 2016

Is the demand for amphibians as pets threatening their survival in the wild?

The global trade in wildlife threatens more than just rhinos, elephants and tigers: amphibians are also at risk

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Timothy Cutajar, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 May 2016

Walking in the footsteps of giants

Searching for Guadalcanal’s lost mammals and a new period of scientific expedition in Solomon Islands

By: Tyrone Lavery, Category: AMRI, Date: 20 May 2016

Wildlife Airstrikes: An unusual exception to the rule

The story of one little bird’s encounter with a helicopter and its legacy of helping humans to avoid such encounters in the future.

By: Alexandra Nuttall, Category: AMRI, Date: 17 May 2016

AMplify: Episode 8, Trailblazers Talks – Tim Cope

Join long-rider Tim Cope for an evening on the Eurasian Steppe.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 17 May 2016

DigiVol's five year anniversary celebrations

Volunteers, staff, sponsors and colleagues enjoyed cocktails under the whale to celebrate five fantastic years of DigiVol. 

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 12 May 2016

AMplify: Episode 7, Dr Richard Major (part one)

This week on the AM podcast, CEO and Director Kim McKay speaks to ornithologist Dr Richard Major about the plight of native birds in Sydney.

By: Alice Gage, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 May 2016

Trailblazers Mobile Application with beacons User-Evaluation

Mid-2016 the digital team performed user evaluation of our latest mobile beacon project and had some interesting findings.

By: Ms Jen Cork, Category: At The Museum, Date: 10 May 2016