Latest blog entries

'Sucker-bum squid' and other intriguing molluscs

 What do a pygmys, dumplings and sucker-bums have in common?

By: James O'Hanlon, Category: Science, Date: 16 Jul 2015

Learning Process: 'Fabricator' Explained

How the craftsmen in the New Guinea Highlands helped to solve an archaeological mystery.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 16 Jul 2015

Our Global Neighbours: The flint of Brighton

A stone that served humanity for millennia.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 09 Jul 2015

Krefft paintings resurface

A recently digitised album of watercolours by former Museum curator Gerard Krefft includes drawings of jewel beetles and flower chafers.

By: Brendan Atkins, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 08 Jul 2015

Seagrass grazers coming out of their shells

New research sheds light on a group of tiny snails that do us all a favour.

By: Dr Anders Hallan, Category: AMRI, Date: 07 Jul 2015

The First 100: Incredible photographs from the Archives - Negative No.15

 A blog series investigating stories and images from the earliest collection of photographs in the Museum's history.

By: Elizabeth McKinnon, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 03 Jul 2015

Kangaroos, wallabies and rat-kangaroos, oh my!

All you ever wanted to know about these species and more, is now available in one new book!

By: Dr Mark Eldridge, Dr Greta Frankham, Category: AMRI, Date: 01 Jul 2015

A wooden shield from Kamay-Botany Bay gives insights into pre-European Aboriginal exchange systems

Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks thought they had collected a shield made in Botany Bay...

By: Dr Val Attenbrow, Dr Caroline Cartwright, Category: AMRI, Date: 30 Jun 2015

DigiVol: Volunteers making a difference

DigiVol recognises the hard work and professionalism shown by a masterful group of volunteers

By: Leonie Prater, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 25 Jun 2015

International Polychaete Day on 1st July 2015

What are polychaetes and why International Polychaete Day?

By: Dr Pat Hutchings, Dr Elena Kupriyanova, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Jun 2015