Latest blog entries

NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework

A new policy framework for the arts and cultural sector in NSW highlights some of the Museum’s key achievements and future plans.

By: Media Department, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2015

Museum Photography and the19th Century Instagram

The Museum's eye-catching series of Gerard Krefft and Manta alfredi images are about to make their debut at the Art Gallery of NSW.

By: Rose Docker, Category: Museullaneous, Date: 27 Feb 2015

Collecting in collections

A new technique developed at the Australian Museum allows us to make better use of historical insect collections for DNA barcoding.

By: Dr Andrew Mitchell, Category: AMRI, Date: 24 Feb 2015

How can you tell a male from a female frog?

It's often tricky to tell whether a frog is male or female, but these tips should help.

By: Dr Jodi Rowley, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Aztecs Audio Guide with beacons user-evaluation

At the end of 2014 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: 23 Feb 2015

What has long pointy teeth and a slingshot mouth?

A Goblin Shark, that’s what; and the Australian Museum is delighted to have received a fine specimen in the last few days.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Disentangling a taxonomic nightmare?

Maybe my title is over the top, but identifying some pretty blue beetles proved quite a challenge!

By: Dr Chris Reid, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Law and the illegal wildlife trade in China

A small but important change in Chinese law would help end the trade in Ivory.

By: Dr Rebecca Johnson, Category: AMRI, Date: 23 Feb 2015

Our Global Neighbours: Evicted Music

Goodbye Sydney University - Gamelan orchestra finds a new home.

By: Dr Stan Florek, Category: Science, Date: 21 Feb 2015

Stars of the Sydney sea shine

Seastars are beautiful and important animals. The Australian Museum collection is being used to help identify those of the Sydney region.

By: Dr Stephen Keable, Category: Science, Date: 19 Feb 2015