Latest blog entries

Conserving Asian newts could save the world’s salamanders

Healthy salamander populations on both sides of the planet may depend on controlling the international sale of Asian newts as pets

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Dr Bryan Stuart, Category: Science, Date: 03 Dec 2014

Art of the Skull: Bringing ideas to life

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

By: Amanda Teer, Category: At The Museum, Date: 02 Dec 2014

Another Night Parrot mystery

Rare Night Parrot feathers have been obtained by the Australian Museum through unsolved circumstances.

By: Dr Walter Boles, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

Lily’s encounter with Egyptology

Learning as discovery and adventure.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 28 Nov 2014

High-energy drinks support larger parrot populations

Suburban landscapes provide more consistent floral nectar than native bushland and support a greater abundance of large nectar-feeding birds

By: Dr Richard Major, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Snail mountain: the amazing snails of Mount Kaputar

An extinct volcano in NSW is home to an endangered community of land snails, including a bright scarlet slug.

By: Michael Shea, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Lily Day at the Museum

A week of learning and discovery.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 27 Nov 2014

Community Engagement

The Australian Museum joined Sydney’s largest BioBlitz with a display at Basecamp and running surveys.

By: Karen Player, Category: Lifelong Learning, Date: 27 Nov 2014

A light in the night? What’s nightlighting?

Steve and Sally examining Anna's nightlighting catch.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Nov 2014

Our Global Neighbours: The Mystery of a Drinking Bottle

From an ancient pre-Columbian graveyard to the Captain Cook Collection.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 18 Nov 2014