Latest blog entries

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

Bilum in the maketi ples

A traditional weaving technique from Papua New Guinea is finding new forms of expression.

By: Yvonne Carrillo-Huffman, Category: explore, Date: 01 Oct 2014

Our Global Neighbours: King’s Misfortune and Devil

How sickness came to the world and how to remedy disorders.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 01 Oct 2014

100,000 transcriptions and a roomful of molluscs

Our Digital Volunteers team (DigiVol) recently celebrated two incredible milestones.

By: Paul Flemons, Category: Science, Date: 29 Sep 2014

Aztecs Teachers Preview

Before school holidays began 145 teachers had a sneak peak into the new and exciting Aztecs Exhibition.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 29 Sep 2014